North Clear Creek Falls

Creede, Colorado 81130

North Clear Creek Falls

North Clear Creek Falls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"North Clear Creek wanders through flat marshes, crosses CO 149, and freefalls off a cliff into a 100-foot deep, vertical-walled chasm. Billed as the “most photographed waterfall in Colorado,” North Clear Creek Falls is a rough-and-tumble marvel and a fine ending to your visit of the four waterfalls along the Silver Thread Scenic Byway.

The road from CO 149 to the falls overlook may be snowed in during winter months, and becomes a snowmobile path. Even when dry, FR 510 is steep and winding with dramatic exposure, so take your time and enjoy the ride. The observation area is enclosed by a chain link fence, but you will still have excellent views of the thunderous waterfall, colorful chasm, and rolling peaks beyond."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
5-10 minutes
Rio Grande National Forest, (719) 852-5941,; Divide Ranger District, (719) 657-3321; Divide Ranger District–Creede Office, (719) 658-2556
Local Contacts
DeLorme Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 78 B1; USGS Colorado Quad Map: Hermit Lakes
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Dec 2018