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Where a Boulder Adventure Meets Purity: Exploring Eldorado Springs’ Cliffs, Climbs, and Water!

What could be more fun than writing about a walk down Rattlesnake Gulch? At the beginning of rattlesnake season?  I know! Take the walk! Eldorado Springs is one of the most interesting places on Earth. The scenic beauty is phenomenal.  The rock climbing is world-class and is spoken of alongside Yosemite in the climbing world. That International respect is shared by the famous Eldorado Srings water.

Just a short distance from the parking lot, Rattlesnake Gulch trail opens up to views of many of the most famous climbing routes in the world.

Here’s the Nitty Gritty Lowdown on Eldorado Springs. Colorado. It is locally and internationally known as a picturesque community nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, renowned for its natural beauty, outdoor recreational activities, and its world-famous spring water. The area, once a thriving resort town in the early 20th century, has retained much of its charm and natural beauty, making it a sought-after destination for nature lovers, climbers, and those seeking tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Looking Down The Eldorado Springs Canyon With the Old Swimming Pool and Other Eldorado Springs Buildings at the Base

The cliffs of Eldorado Springs are a highlight, attracting climbers from around the globe. These sandstone formations, part of the Eldorado Canyon State Park, offer over 500 technical rock climbing routes that range from easy to extremely difficult. The towering walls and crags provide not only a challenging experience for climbers but also breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The park itself is a haven for wildlife, with golden eagles, falcons, and bighorn sheep commonly spotted among the cliffs and valleys.

Another gem of Eldorado Springs is its world-famous water. The natural springs in the area have been acclaimed for their purity and taste, winning numerous awards. This pristine water is bottled and sold across the country, further enhancing the town’s reputation. Beyond its commercial success, the spring water has been a source of life for the community and its surroundings. It’s not just bottled and shipped; part of this precious resource is diverted to nearby towns such as Louisville, providing them with high-quality drinking water.

The creek that runs through Eldorado Springs, South Boulder Creek, adds to the area’s charm and ecological significance. It originates from the mountains’ snowmelt, winding through the town and providing a serene backdrop for picnics, hikes, and leisurely walks. The creek also plays a crucial role in the local ecosystem, supporting a variety of plants and animals.

Eldorado Springs offers a unique blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and a sense of peace and community. Whether it’s climbing the world-famous cliffs, tasting the award-winning water, or simply enjoying the serene beauty of South Boulder Creek, Eldorado Springs remains a hidden gem in Colorado’s landscape, embodying the spirit of the American West.

Even the ride back through Boulder was adventurous, although a woman walking a pair of goats somehow does not seem strange in Boulder.

Lenny Lensworth Frieling

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Leonard Frieling Pen Of Justice Legal Blogger
  • Senior Counsel Emeritus to the Boulder Law firm Dolan + Zimmerman LLP : (720)-610-0951
  • Former Judge
  • Photographer of the Year, AboutBoulder 2023
  • First Chair and Originator of the Colorado Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Committee, a National first.
  • Previous Chair, Boulder Criminal Defense Bar (8 years)
  • Twice chair Executive Counsel, Colorado Bar Association Criminal Law Section
  • NORML Distinguished Counsel Circle
  • Life Member, NORML Legal Committee
  • Life Member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
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  • Chair, Colorado NORML, 7 years including during the successful effort to legalize recreational pot in Colorado
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  • Board member, Author, and Editor for Criminal Law Articles for the Colorado Lawyer, primary publication of the Colorado Bar Assoc. 7 Years, in addition to having 2 Colorado Lawyer cover photos, and numerous articles for the Colorado Lawyer monthly publication.
  • LEAP Speaker, multi-published author, University lectures Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, Denver University Law School, Univ. of New Mexico, Las Vegas NM, and many other schools at all levels.
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