Apache Falls

Florence, Colorado 81290

Apache Falls

Apache Falls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 streaming over pink and gray boulders in a shimmering horsetail spray.

This hike is more strenuous than it first appears. Although the net elevation gain from trailhead to falls is just 900 feet, you will first climb about 1,685 feet to a saddle, then
drop 1,175 feet down to the creek bed before climbing 385 feet back up to the falls, for a round-trip elevation gain of more than 3,245 feet, with the ups and downs along the trail."

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Trail Information

Florence
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
11
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
7 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
7,650 feet
Trailhead Elevation
8,550 feet
Top Elevation
Waterfalls
Features
San Isabel National Forest, (719) 553-1400, www.fs.usda.gov/psiccc; San Carlos Ranger District, (719) 269-8500; Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness Area, www.wilderness.net
Local Contacts
DeLorme Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 82 B3; USGS Colorado Quad Maps: Rye, Hayden Butte
Local Maps