5 waterfall hikes worth taking a short trip from Denver

Jul 11, 2024, 7:48 AM | Updated: Jul 12, 2024, 11:55 am

Colorado’s mountains offer some of the most beautiful hikes one could dream of, but with the hot summer heat here now, hikers might be looking for a trail with some kind of cooling attraction. How about some nice cool mist from a waterfall to keep you cool while you enjoy the view.  Here are 5 of the best waterfalls to check out.

Boulder Falls-Boulder:…It’s not exactly a hike, just a short and easy walk to get to the falls. It’s close and convenient. It’s about 11 miles west of Boulder. There is not a trailhead for this destination you can use the parking area across highway 119/Boulder Canyon Drive

Seven Falls..Colorado Springs:….According to the Broadmore Seven Falls website, you can walk just under a mile along a paved road to reach the falls, which is sometimes referred to as the “Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado.” There is a cost to get into the park.

Continental Falls..Breckenridge:..This one is a bit of a hike. There is a 6 mile loop trail takes about 3 hours to complete but worth the effort. The falls is part of that trail so you can cut it short from the whole trail.

Ouzel Falls…Estes Park:..This falls is inside Rocky Mountain National Park. Visitors must have a reservation to enter the park. You take the Wild Basin Trail about 5 miles. Along the way you will see and hear the North Saint Vrain Creek…all beautiful

Horsetooth Falls…Fort Collins:.. The trail is about 3 miles, this hike can be shortened by just going to the falls and back the same way you came.

STAY COOL!…take in a beautiful waterfall

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