West Creek Falls Trail

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado 80517

Distance0.7mi
Elevation Gain257ft
Trailhead Elevation7,932ft
Top8,121ft
Elevation Min/Max7929/8121ft
Elevation Start/End7932/7932ft

West Creek Falls Trail

West Creek Falls Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Larimer County, Colorado. It is within Comanche Peak Wilderness Area and Rocky Mountain National Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 7,932 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 257 feet. Along the trail there is a hitch rack. This trail connects with the following: North Boundary Trail.

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Best Hikes Rocky Mountain National Park (Falcon Guides)
Kent Dannen
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"Beyond a steep ascent and steep descent, West Creek Falls tumbles over two tiers in a secluded setting. McGraw Ranch was pioneered in 1874, and Cow Creek, which flows near the ranch buildings, indicated its initial purpose. An 1882 map calls it Cow Creek Stock Ranch. But tourists paid better than cows, and West Creek Falls became a destination for horseback rides by ranch guests. The National Park Service bought the ranch in 1988, easing access for hikers to West Creek Falls. The ranch buildings remain at the trailhead, providing interesting architectural background for photos." Read more
Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado (Falcon Guides)
Susan Joy Paul
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"West Creek flows southeast from the Mummy Range, through the Comanche Peak Wilderness, and northeast to Glen Haven where it joins the North Big Thompson River. Deep within the creek drainage, surrounded by walls of soil and stone, a horsetail pours over rock and fills a punchbowl at West Creek Falls." Read more

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Trail Information

Rocky Mountain National Park
Nearby City
Comanche Peak Wilderness Area
Parks
Waterfalls
Features
Rocky Mountain National Park, (970) 586-1206, www.nps.gov/romo; Roosevelt National Forest, (970) 295-6600, www.fs.usda.gov/arp; Canyon Lakes Ranger District, (970) 295-6700; Comanche Peak Wilderness Area, www.wilderness.net
Local Contacts
DeLorme Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 29 A7 and A6; USGS Colorado Quad Map: Estes Park
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Dec 2018