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."