Rough Creek Falls

Florence, Colorado 81226

Rough Creek Falls

Rough Creek Falls Professional Review and Guide

"North of Cumbres Pass in the South San Juan Wilderness, two lakes—Alverjones and Hourglass—combine forces to fuel Rough Creek and send it tumbling over a cliff in a powerful plunge at “Rough Creek Falls.”

“Rough Creek Falls” is a bit out of the way for most folks, but the waterfall is lovely and unique, surrounded by other points of beauty, and so worth the trip. The road that takes you there—CO / NM 17 from Antonito to Chama—is a scenic drive on the Los Caminos Antiguos, with Cumbres Pass less than 14 miles southwest of the cutoff to FR 250."

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Trail Information

Florence
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season
8,830 feet
Trailhead Elevation
9,140 feet
Top Elevation
Waterfalls
Features
Rio Grande National Forest, (719) 852-5941, www.fs.usda.gov/riogrande; Conejos Peak Ranger District, (719) 2748971; South San Juan Wilderness Area, www.wilderness.net
Local Contacts
DeLorme Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 89 C7; USGS Colorado Quad Map: Spectacle Lake
Local Maps