Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado Guide Book

by Susan Joy Paul (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado  by Susan Joy Paul

323pp/guides/maps
ISBN: 9780762780792

Greetings, and welcome to the wet and wild world of Colorado waterfalls! You’ll travel through a variety of ecosystems, hike the grasslands and prairies, climb gentle foothills, meander through montane forests, reach lofty heights in subalpine zones, and top out on mountain vistas. Along the way, you’ll take in views of high summits and crystal lakes, wander across desert canyons and through dense, dark forests, and cross rushing rivers and babbling creeks. You’ll enjoy the sights and smells of the Rocky Mountain maple, Colorado blue spruce, and ponderosa pine. Douglas fir, Engelmann spruce, lodgepole pine, cottonwood, and aspen trees rise above you on the trails; while sagebrush, juniper, willow, prickly pear cactus, and Mormon tea lie below, at your feet. You’ll hear the sounds of the Colorado wilderness: the whir of the hummingbird, rat-a-tat of the woodpecker, gobble of the wild turkey, chirp of the lark bunting, clicks and clucks of the ptarmigan, and descending warble of the cany

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Trails from the "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 84.
... Preview: Cascade Canyon Creek sweeps down from rocky crags and bounces off pink granite in a dramatic horsetail spray before settling into a creek bed cascade. Wedged in Cascade Canyon between 14,197-foot Moun ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Colorado Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: Nestled deep in the moist and mossy South Apache Creek drainage amid the Wet Mountains, Apache Falls stretches from skyline to trail, pouring over a ledge more than 100 feet high, and splashing and st ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Florence, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: Bear Creek runs north from Lena Basin and into Bear Creek Canyon, south of Telluride. Cool waters slip down the cliff face and splash over red-brown rock in a translucent sheet of light and mist at Be ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Silverton, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: Big Creek Lakes attracts boaters, hunters, hikers, and fishermen from Colorado and nearby Wyoming, and the wetlands here attract a variety of wildlife. Big Creek pours through the nearby wilderness an ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Steamboat Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: Big Dominguez Creek sweeps through Big Dominguez Canyon and tumbles its waters in three distinctive falls. The first waterfall you’ll see, “Lower Dominguez Falls,” slides over slickrock in a wide and ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Silverthorne, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: South of the Gore Range, snowmelt and rainfall slip down mountainsides and pool in scenic lakes, then careen into Vail Valley and Gore Creek. On high, Booth Lake flows into Booth Creek, pours over roc ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: North Boulder Creek flows east just north of Boulder Canyon, then wends its way south through a granite-walled gorge to Middle Boulder Creek. Along the way, it spills its waters in a dramatic, segment ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.2
... Preview: Canyon Creek roars through the Ouray Fault and plunges into a narrow, quartzite canyon at Box Canyon Falls. The creek thunders on, in a bubbling cauldron of cold, dark water, and fills the air with a ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Ouray, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.1
... Preview: Waterfall lovers will delight at this combination fall that tumbles down from on high as a cascade, slips along low-angle rock as a slide, and finally spreads its waters in a frothy veil. The hike fol ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: The East and West Forks of Dead Horse Creek topple south into Glenwood Canyon, leaping off moss-covered rock in two bridal veil plunges at Hanging Lake. The hike is steep, but the reward is mesmerizin ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Ouray, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: 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 Tayler Waterwheel and th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Idaho Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.2
... Preview: Dazzling waters shimmer and splash in a multi-stepped curtain of liquid brilliance, while shallow pools—waterfall-fed, yet calm and soothing—tempt the forest bather. Browns Creek flows east through th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Colorado Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: At the northern end of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the three pools of Bushnell Lakes feed three waterfalls before pouring their waters into Stout Creek. Breathtaking views of 13,105-foot Bushnell ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Florence, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.8
... Preview: Rainfall and snowmelt filter down the mountainside, pour into Yankee Boy Basin, and flow through the Sneffels Creek drainage along Camp Bird Road, in Ouray. Six roadside waterfalls—fed by the creek fr ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Ouray, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.4
... Preview: Chalk Creek meanders west to east for more than 27 miles from the Continental Divide to the Arkansas River, passing through Chalk Creek Canyon. White kaolinite cliffs grace the canyon’s east entrance, ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Colorado Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.1
... Preview: In Rocky Mountain National Park, Fall River Road climbs west from Endovalley to Fall River Pass before joining Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved roadway in the United States. At the easte ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.1
... Preview: Cherry Creek flows northwest through Castlewood Canyon in the Black Forest region, cutting a wide swath through the gorge. Sheer rim rock draws the eye upward, while the sight and sound of rushing wat ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Denver, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: On the eastern slopes of the Mosquito Range, Mohawk Lakes fuel Spruce Creek and tumble down a series of marble steps in brilliant tiers at Continental Falls. This airy, sunlit site affords stunning vi ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Breckenridge, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Cornet Creek flows south to Telluride, and jumps a cliff in one single, lofty leap at Cornet Falls. Cotton candy–colored rock provides a unique backdrop for this lovely fall, just a short walk from to ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Silverton, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: Rainbow Trail hugs the ramparts of 10,749-foot Beck Mountain to the west, while offering Wet Mountain Valley views to the east. Tucked into an overgrown hideaway just off the trail at Crystal Falls Cr ... From the guidebook "Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado"
Florence, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4

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