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Waterfall Hikes Near Denver


Colorado has the perfect landscape for waterfall hikes: 100,000 miles of rivers and streams, many of them plunging through steep terrain. While most of the best waterfalls are buried deep in the mountains, there are still many to explore near Denver. Our goal is to discover them and give you the best information and directions so that you can get out and enjoy the beauty of our Colorado hiking trails.


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Buffalo Creek Falls at Wellington Lake

June 12, 2015 Comments (1) About 90 Min, Creek or Brooks, Easy, fall colors, Lakes, Mile or Less, Waterfalls

The Drive to the Trailhead: You’ll drive 285 to Bailey, then hang a left onto 68/Wellington Lake Road. 68 is a dirt road and relatively smooth. Still, rain can change things in an instant, so we advise being alert for potholes and washboard. When you arrive at the lake, pull up to

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Guide for Hiking Hanging Lake in Colorado

August 16, 2014 Comments (13) 1-2 Miles, Bluff Top Views, Canyon, Cliffs, Creek or Brooks, Lakes, Medium, More than 90 Min, Rock Formations, Waterfalls

Hanging Lake Driving Directions Driving to Hanging Lake from Denver (the east) can be a bit confusing. Here’s why: you have to drive past the trailhead because there is not westbound exit, then take exit 121, go under interstate 70 and get back on eastbound I-70. Then you’ll take exit

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Cascades Near Berthoud Falls

There are some great views looking South to Engelmann Peak and Red Mountain. There

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Elk Falls – New Waterfall Near Denver

Opening Weekend Information The Grand Opening will take place on Saturday, May 18th

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Forsythe Canyon to Waterfall and Gross Reservoir

The shade of a wooded canyon, combined with a waterfall, ending at a blue lake, make

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Bridal Veil Falls Hike at Rocky Mountain National Park

Bridal Veil Falls is a gem tucked away in the northern reaches of Rocky Mountain

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Boulder Falls Near Boulder September 16, 2010

Boulder Falls

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Alberta Falls Hike at Rocky Mountain National Park

Tips & Resources for Hiking to Alberta Falls :

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Maxwell Falls Near Evergreen, Colorado

When we were moving to Denver, we were looking for a great house and for great

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Emerald Lake Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park July 18, 2010

Emerald Lake Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park

At Nymph Lake on the way up to Emerald Lake

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Castlewood Canyon State Park Hikes July 15, 2010

Castlewood Canyon State Park Trails

Because Castlewood Canyon State Park is hidden in the plains–and not the

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