Cancel Search
  • Search by
  • 3 PHOTOS MAP

    Allens Park Trail to Calypso Cascades

    Estes Park, Colorado

    Allens Park Trail to Calypso Cascades

    Allens Park Trail to Calypso Cascades Trail Photos

    Drop Photo or click to upload

    Allens Park Trail to Calypso Cascades Trail Trip Reports

    Terrible!
    Start your trip report for Allens Park Trail to Calypso Cascades Trail
    Attach photos from your trip.
    Please Select a star rating.
    5
    5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
    icon1 Total
    Arvada, CO
    Ranger | 3330 pts
    5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
    10/1/2018
    I did this trail as part of a loop. Started from Allenspark trailhead to Calypso cascades (this trail) then went from Calypso cascades to the Wild Basin trailhead, then walked on the road for about 0.3 miles to the Finch Lake trailhead and used that trail to return to the Allenspark trail and followed the Allenspark trail back to the trailhead. Is a total of about 8 miles but the trails were relatively easy with only a few rocky uphills and downhills but all in good condition. It took about 1.5 hours to the cascades, 1.5 to the Finch Lake trailhead and then 1.25 hours back to the Allenspark trailhead including a 15-30 min lunch break. The first part is the most scenic and also the least crowded..didn't see anyone until I got to the cascades. Then a fair number of people on the way down but mostly towards the Wild basin trailhead, then no one else on the way back. The cascades are really nice and the trail back to Wild basin follows a creek that had lots of water and a couple of other waterfalls. Many aspens in full fall colors in all the trails as well. One of my favorite hikes...lots of bang for the buck.
    0
    Comments

    Trail Information

    Estes Park
    Nearby City
    6.2
    Distance
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Easy
    Skill Level
    5 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    8,520 feet
    Trailhead Elevation
    9,200 feet
    Top Elevation
    Rocky Mountain National Park Backcountry Office, 1000 US 36, Estes Park 80517; (970) 586-1242; www.nps.gov/romo
    Local Contacts
    USGS Allens Park
    Local Maps

    1 Member Completed

    I've done this

    Trail Log