Box Canyon, Ice Lakes Trailhead – Colorado, US

Box Canyon, Ice Lakes Trailhead – Colorado, US

Box Canyon is a box canyon in Ouray County, Colorado, United States. It was founded as a mining camp and helped the city of Ouray establish itself as a permanent community.

Box Canyon is home to Box Canyon Falls, a 285 feet (87 m) waterfall, with quartzite walls that extend almost one hundred feet past the falls.

Access to the canyon is through a short, 500 feet (150 m) foot trail to the base of the falls or a steep trail leading to the top of the falls. A fee is required to use the trails to the canyon.

Ice Lakes Trailhead is located in southwestern Colorado near Silverton. The historic Town of Silverton is the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado.

Summer and fall are best seasons for hiking.

Video Source: Colorado Travel Vlog Day 4 – Box Canyon Falls, Secret Hot Springs & Waterfalls from Alejandro’s Adventures on Youtube ⁄ CC BY