If you haven’t seen Box Cayon Falls, consider it a must. To reach the entrance by car, go south out of Ouray around the first switch back and take a right onto Camp Bird Road, then take an immediate right onto Box Canyon Road. The entrance can be reached by foot by gong 2 blocks uphill at the west end of Third Avenue. During the summer months there is a small fee to see the falls but it is worth much more than what they charge.
After you have seen the falls inside the canyon, you have the options of climbing a series of stairs and then following a 1/4 mile trails to a bridge far above the canyon. The views from the bridge are spectacular.
Hiking Time: From the west end of Third Avenue, a visit to see the Box canyon Falls and hike to the top should take less than 1 hour.