Macey Falls

Florence, Colorado 81226

Macey Falls

Macey Falls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"In a high basin surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Macey Lakes pour their collective bounty into Macey Creek. At Macey Falls the creek moves through a steep-walled chasm—splashing waters in a sparkling cascade—then flows smoothly over rock into a placid punchbowl of cool, watery, wilderness delight.

At the trailhead, follow the sign for Rainbow Trail. The first section is 4WD road—rocky and unpleasant—but you’ll find some enjoyment in the dense aspen, pine, and spruce that line the trail, and views of Horn Peak to the west. Rainbow Trail leads you across a bridge over Horn Creek, where your path narrows and eventually opens up with more views—and more mountains—to the south and west."

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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
9,140 feet
Trailhead Elevation
11,160 feet
Top Elevation
Waterfalls
Features
San Isabel National Forest, (719) 553-1400, www.fs.usda.gov/psicc; San Carlos Ranger District, (719) 269-8500; Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area, www.wilderness.net
Local Contacts
DeLorme Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 71 E6; USGS Colorado Quad Map: Horn Peak
Local Maps