The Fowler Trail is an easy hike in scenic Eldorado Canyon State Park that provides a great place to sight wildlife, watch rock climbers or take in stunning views of the surrounding canyon. The short trail is less than a mile long, although the connecting—and more challenging—Rattlesnake Gulch Trail offers a longer journey and an opportunity to view the ruins of an old hotel.
The western half of the Fowler Trail was built on a former narrow-gauge railroad corridor, but it is the eastern half that has been improved for wheelchair use. Interpretive signs along much of the trail's route provide information on the many animals that can be found in the area.
An $8 daily vehicle pass is required for entrance into Eldorado Canyon State Park. To reach the park from Boulder, take State Route 93 south, and then turn right (west) on SR 170 (Eldorado Springs Drive). The park entrance is just west of the community of Eldorado Springs.