Labor Day weekend is a very crowded time to visit El Dorado Canyon. However, most of the people were up in the picnic grounds. The trail down by the stream wasn't that crowded. We went downstream from the bridge, so we did not meet too many rock climbers. Most, not all, of the climbing routes are upstream from the bridge. This isn't really a very good wildflower hike, and mostly we got images of some common flowers that we just hadn't caught in the right light before.