Weekly Wrap: Rocky Mountain Waterfall Edition

Rocky Mountain National Park is home to 30-some waterfalls and many more less official, but just as beautiful “cascades” waiting to be found by adventurers like you! With spring around the corner, it’s time to start exploring our breath-taking state again so this week we are sharing some of the favorites!


Adams Falls: The hike to Adams Falls begins from the East Inlet Trailhead near the town of Grand Lake on the west side of the park. This is a great option for out-of-towners, and families with little ones as you will arrive at the observation area in less than half a mile!


Alberta Falls: The hike to Alberta Falls begins from the Glacier Gorge Trailhead, located on Bear Lake Road. Due to the extreme popularity of the area you may want to consider using the free park shuttle to reach the trailhead!


Chasm Falls: The hike to Chasm Falls begins from the Endovalley Picnic Area in Horseshoe Park, which is just west of Estes Park. This well kept secret is another great option for adventurers looking for the view without the hike! The falls are located roughly 1.4 miles from the trailhead!


Ouzel Falls: The hike to Ouzel Falls begins from the fairly remote Wild Basin Trailhead in the southeastern corner of Rocky Mountain National Park, located near Allenspark. This hike is a little more difficult but you’ll run in to Copeland Falls and the Calypso Cascades along the way!


Bridal Veil Falls: The hike to Bridal Veil Falls begins from the Cow Creek Trailhead, on the grounds of the historic McGraw Ranch. At  3.1 miles from the trailhead you will finally reach the base of the falls, a gorgeous waterfall that drops 20 feet off a rock ledge. The best to go see this one is after the spring snow melt!


Timberline Falls: The hike to Timberline Falls begins from the Glacier Gorge Trailhead as well! Think about taking that free shuttle for this one too! This hike is past the gorgeous Alberta Falls, and is a little bit more a trek but well worth the view!


Ypsilon Falls: The hike to Ypsilon Lake begins from Lawn Lake Trailhead near Horseshoe Park. This trail climbs through a beautiful, fairly dense pine forest. You will find the waterfall where the trail intersects with Ypsilon Lake!


Click on the links above for more information on these trails!