Adams Falls Loop

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado 80517

Elevation Gain113ft
Trailhead Elevation8,501ft
Elevation Min/Max8453/8501ft
Elevation Start/End8501/8501ft

Adams Falls Loop

Adams Falls Loop is a hiking trail in Grand County, Colorado. It is within Rocky Mountain National Park. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 8,501 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 113 feet. The trail ends near the Adams Falls viewpoint. There are also a cliff and information guideposts near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: East Inlet Trail.

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"This is likely the most popular hike in the Grand Lake vicinity.

East Inlet is at the West Portal, confusing to those uninitiated to water demands in Colorado. The inlet is where a creek enters the east side of Grand Lake; the West Portal of Adams Tunnel reverses the flow to east of the Continental Divide. You will not encounter this confusion again, so just ignore it. Adams Falls is an easy stroll along the initial stretch of the East Inlet Trail.

Lucky coincidence oriented the falls so that the spray of falling water often refracts rainbows in sunny weather. To see a rainbow, orient yourself to view the falls with the sun at your back."

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Trail Information

Rocky Mountain National Park
Nearby City
Rocky Mountain National Park
Skill Level
Rocky Mountain National Park Backcountry Office, 1000 US 36, Estes Park 80517; (970) 586-1242,
Local Contacts
USGS Shadow Mountain; Trails Illustrated Rocky Mountain National Park
Local Maps

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Nov 2018