Lower Cascade Falls Trail

Ouray, Colorado

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Lower Cascade Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Ouray, Colorado. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 7,927 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 122 feet. Near the trailhead there is a picnic site.
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Lower Cascade Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Ouray, Colorado. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 7,927 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 122 feet. Near the trailhead there is a picnic site.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Ouray
Distance: 0.1
Elevation Gain: 122 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 7,927 feet
Top Elevation: 8,049 feet
Features: Waterfalls
Driving Directions: Directions to Lower Cascade Falls Trail
Elevation Min/Max: 7927/8049 ft
Elevation Start/End: 7927/7927 ft
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Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado

Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado

Cascade Creek slips through the drainage south of 12,368-foot Cascade Mountain and pours west, into Ouray. The final leap shoots over pink cliffs in a frothy, white spray and splashes over boulders at Lower Cascade Falls Park.

Lower Cascade Falls Trailhead is within walking distance of downtown Ouray, and the hike to the waterfall is even shorter. Both are steep. The trail meets up with the Perimeter Trail early on, with the Amphitheater Campground Picnic Area less than 0.5 mile to the right. You will go left, toward the waterfall. For a longer outing, pick up a map at Ouray’s Visitor Center, located on the north end of town just off the
Lower Cascade Falls shoots over pink cliff s in a frothy, white spray.

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May 2018