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."