Saint Marys Falls

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906

Saint Marys Falls

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Mountain springs from the eastern slopes of 11,499-foot Mount Rosa feed Buffalo Creek, flowing northeast and cutting deep into Buffalo Canyon. The creek sidles up along 9,782-foot Stove Mountain and washes over granite slabs in a gleaming slide at Saint Marys Falls.

Follow Gold Camp Road as it crosses North Cheyenne Creek and passes by a collapsed tunnel. Here, the road ends and you’ll ascend a narrow trail that rises to a supreme lookout toward 8,020-foot “Mount Muscoco” and the city beyond. As the trail descends, look for the cutoff to Saint Marys Falls on your right. It’s easy to miss, and if you reach a creek crossing and Gold Camp Road again, you’ve gone too far. At this point you are above Helen Hunt Falls and Silver Cascade, so you may hear voices below. There are many social trails leading down to the creek on the way to Saint Marys Falls, but stick to the main trail as it rises to the southwest, toward Mount Rosa. You’ll reach the falls from the right side, and there are rocks and timbers laid out that criss-cross the base."

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Trail Information

Colorado Springs
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Waterfalls
Features
North Cheyenne Cañon Park, Colorado Springs Department of Parks & Recreation, (719) 385-5940, www.springsgov.com; Pike National Forest, (719) 553-1400, www.fs.usda.gov/psicc; Pikes Peak Ranger District, (719) 636-1602
Local Contacts
DeLorme Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 62 C4; USGS Colorado Quad Map: Manitou Springs
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