5 Waterfalls In Colorado You Must Visit This Summer
Colorado is full of hidden gems everywhere you look. Take a look at this list of 5 waterfalls in Colorado you must visit this summer.
North Clear Creek Falls
From the town of Creede, Colorado travel West on State Highway 149 for 26 miles. Turn right and go southeast for 1/2 mile to the Overlook.
This Overlook facility is situated as a stop on the Silverthread Scenic Byway right along State Hiway 149. It offers a new restroom, picnic tables, ample paved parking for even larger vehicles, trails to the overlook, safety railings, and interpretive signs. It is handicap accessible, with a handicap trail to a high lookout spot. This makes a great rest stop and Photography Opportunity.
2850 S. Cheyenne Canyon Road
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
The Broadmoor Seven Falls is reopening Summer 2015, and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. Bask in the majesty of Seven Falls, a magnificent series of waterfalls located in a 1,400-foot-wall box canyon, and then explore everything else the new Seven Falls has to offer. From delectable new dining options—including the exquisite new 1859—gift shops, walking and hiking trails, the optional Broadmoor Soaring Adventure—a thrilling exploration above Seven Falls, following rope bridges, a via ferrata and culminating in a rappel—and so much more to come.
Box Canyon Falls
CR 361, Ouray, CO, 81427
The “Box Canyon” Falls, Ouray’s own wonder of the world, is the culmination of Canyon Creek narrowing and spilling thousands of gallons a minute of water over the falls. It is truly a dramatic scene, and one that you can enjoy from both above and below the falls.
To reach the trailhead from Estes Park, drive 12.6 miles south on Colorado Highway 7 to the Wild Basin Road junction and turn right. After driving 0.4 miles, make another right turn into the park. The Wild Basin Trailhead is located roughly 2.2 miles from the park turn-off on a narrow, two-wheel drive gravel road.
The hike to Ouzel Falls begins from the fairly remote Wild Basin Trailhead in the southeastern corner of Rocky Mountain National Park, located near the small communities of Meeker Park and Allenspark.
Rifle Falls State Park
Rifle Falls State Park’s lush vegetation and waterfalls have attracted photographers and movie crews from around the country who come to capture the area’s unique scenery.