Maxwell Falls Bluffs Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Jefferson County, Colorado. It is within Arapaho National Forest. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 7,748 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,319 feet. The Maxwell Falls Lower Trailhead parking is near the trailhead.
Maxwell Falls Bluffs Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Maxwell Creek slides north through a trailside defile, trembles through boulders in watery segments, and slips over black granite blocks in shimmery sheets at Maxwell Falls. This up-and-down hike between Evergreen and Conifer is a family favorite, and popular with dogs too."
--Susan Joy Paul, Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado (Falcon Guides).
"These peaceful falls are tucked back in a quiet drainage in the Arapaho National Forest. The water cascades year-round-in spring the pools are full and water spills vigorously down the rocks.In autumn, the stream moves slowly, trickling from basin to basin. The gentle trail wanders along Maxwell Creek through ponderosa and lodgepole forest, punctuated by the occasional small aspen grove."
--Tracy Salcedo, 12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills Central (Falcon Guides).
"While not the longest ride in the world, this ride has a challenging, rocky climb to start and a fair amount on climbing for the short distance. It also has some easy smooth trail. This is also a popular dog walk and hiking trail so you may encounter a lot of pedestrian traffic, both two and four footed. TERRAIN: Smooth and rocky hardpack."
--Tom Barnhart, Front Range Single Tracks: Volume 2 (Fat Tire Press).
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