Crystal Falls at Westcliffe

Florence, Colorado 81226

Crystal Falls at Westcliffe

Crystal Falls (at Westcliffe) Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Rainbow Trail hugs the ramparts of 10,749-foot Beck Mountain to the west, while offering Wet Mountain Valley views to the east. Tucked into an overgrown hideaway just off the trail at Crystal Falls Creek, a segmented cascade splashes and splays in a playful show of waterfall wonder at Crystal Falls.

This section of the Rainbow Trail is popular with ATVers, dirt bikers, and hunters, so expect to share the trail. You will see trailhead postings in regard to the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area and Great Sand Dunes National Preserve, but the hike to Crystal Falls does not cross the boundaries into those areas."

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Trail Information

Florence
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
9,260 feet
Trailhead Elevation
9,210 feet
Top Elevation
Waterfalls
Features
San Isabel National Forest, (719) 269-8500, www.fs.usda.gov/psicc; San Carlos Ranger District, (719) 269-8500; Bureau of Land Management—Saguache Field Office, (719) 655-2547, www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/ sfo.html
Local Contacts
DeLorme Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 81 A7; USGS Colorado Quad Map: Beck Mountain
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018