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Wild Basin Trail Waterfalls

Easy Trails / Moderate Trails / Waterfalls / September 8, 2017
This Wild Basin hike takes you past five waterfalls, and each one is sure to delight. There are two block or sheet...

Thunder Lake Trail Waterfalls

Strenuous Trails / Waterfalls / September 8, 2017
This hike runs through Wild Basin and veers northwest to the eastern slopes of the Continental Divide. Alon the way,...

Lion Lakes Trail Waterfalls

Strenuous Trails / Waterfalls / September 8, 2017
Lion Lakes Trail climbs steeply north from Wild Basin to high mountain lakes at the eastern edge of the Continental...

East Longs Peak Trail Waterfalls

Mountain / Strenuous Trails / Waterfalls / September 12, 2017
A good trail, two beautiful waterfalls, high lakes, and some of the tallest peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park make...
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Bridal Veil Falls Hiking Trail

Easy Trails / Waterfalls / December 15, 2017
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Soda Creek slips over a high cliff on the south side of I-70 and flows into Clear Creek. It's a short hike on a paved trail from downtown Idaho Springs to the historic Charlie Taylor Waterwheel and this long, horsetail waterfall. Trailhead: Harold A Anderson Park Trailhead Difficulty: Very Easy Approximate Hiking Time: Less than 1 hour Distance: 0.2 mile Elevation: 7,540 ft to 7,550 ft Trail Surface: Paved Restriction: None Amenities: Picnic table at trailhead. Location: Clear Creek, CO Trailhead Location: From I-70 West in Idaho Springs, take exit 241A; from I-70 East take exit 240. Continue to downtown Idaho Springs and turn south onto Miner Street and then turn right onto 17th Ave. Park in a lot near Harold A. Anderson Park,...

Eldorado Falls Hiking Trail

Easy Trails / Moderate Trails / Waterfalls / December 13, 2017
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West of Eldorado Springs, South Boulder Creek flows from Gross Reservoir, through historic Walker Ranch Park, and into Eldorado Canyon. The reservoir's steady outflux provides a year-round cascade that slips through the canyon, over, under and between boulders in a tumultuous flourish at Eldorado Falls. Trailhead: Ethel Harrold Trailhead for easy hike; Eldorado Canyon Trailhead for moderate hike Difficulty: Easy for Walker Ranch Loop Trail; moderate for Eldorado Canyon Trail Approximate Hiking Time: 2 hours for easy hike; 4 hours for moderate hike Distance: 2.6 miles for easy hike; 6.6 miles for moderate hike Elevation: 6,910 feet to 6,460 feet for easy hike; 6,100 feet to 6,460 feet for moderate hike. Trail Surface: Gravel road, dirt, and...

Boulder Falls Hiking Trail

Easy Trails / Waterfalls / December 12, 2017
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NorthBoulder Creek flows east just north of Boulder Canyon, then winds its way south through a granite-walled gorge to Middle Boulder Creek. Along the way, it spills its waters in a dramatic, segmented plunge and splashes its way to the creek bed in a grandiose horsetail spray. Trailhead: Boulder Falls Trailhead Difficulty: Easy Approximate Hiking Time: Less than 1 hour Distance: 0.2 miles Elevation: 6,910 feet to 6,930 feet Trail Surface: Stone steps, rocks, and dirt Restriction: Closed Nov 1 to May 1. Amenities: Services in Boulder. Location: Boulder County, CO Trailhead Location: From US 36 in Boulder, take CO 119 South for 10.4 miles, past the sign for Boulder Falls, to pullout parking on the left side of the road. There is a...

Timberline Falls Hiking Trail

Easy Trails / Waterfalls / December 11, 2017
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At the eastern end of the Buchanan Pass Trail, Middle St Vrain Creek gushes through a deep gorge and drops its waters in stepped sheets and cascades over boulders at Timberline Falls. Trailhead: Middle Saint Vrain Trailhead Difficulty: Easy Approximate Hiking Time: 3 hours Distance: 4.4 miles Elevation: 8,700 feet to 8,200 feet Trail Surface: Dirt and rocks Restriction: No motorized vehicles on trail Amenities: Backcountry camping permited beyond the 1/2 mile of the trailhead. . Location: Boulder County, CO Trailhead Location: From Boulder, take CO 93 North and turn left on Lee Hill Drive, which turns into Olde Stage Rd. At 4.7 miles turn left onto Lefthand Canyon Drive (which turns into James Canyon Drive, Main Street and...

Lost Falls Hiking Trail

Strenuous Trails / Waterfalls / December 8, 2017
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Waters from the wester slopes of 12,571 ft Mount Dunraven pour into the North Fork of Big Thompson River, and are joined by spillage from Lost Lake. They travel east and flow hidden among the dense growth and deadfall, to aptly named Lost Falls. You can enjoy them, and a long hike, on this scenic journey through the northeast corner of Rocky Mountain Park. Trailhead: Dunraven Trailhead Difficulty: Strenuous Approximate Hiking Time: 10 hours Distance: 15.6 miles Elevation: 7,800 feet to 10,050 feet Trail Surface: Dirt and rocks Restriction: No dogs or bicycles Amenities: Trailhead vault toilets and overnight parking. Location: Larimer County, CO Trailhead Location: From Estes Park, drive north on Wonderview Avenue past the...

West Creek Falls

Moderate Trails / Waterfalls / December 7, 2017
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West Creek flows southeast from the Mummy Range, through the Comanche Peak Wilderness, and northeast to Glen Haven where it joins the North Big Thompson River. Deep within the creek drainage, surrounded by walls of soil and stone, a horsetail pours over rock and fills a punchbowl at West Creek Falls. Trailhead: Cow Creek Trailhead Difficulty: Moderate Approximate Hiking Time: 3 hours Distance: 4.6 miles Elevation: 7,820 feet to 8,100 feet Trail Surface: Dirt and rocks Restriction: No dogs or bicycles Amenities: Privy at 0.2 miles along the trail. Location: Larimer County, CO Trailhead Location: From Estes Park, drive north on Wonderview Avenue past the historic Stanley Hotel and turn right on MacGregor Avenue, which becomes...