South Willow Falls

Silverthorne, Colorado 80498

South Willow Falls

South Willow Falls Professional Review and Guide

"This easy hike follows the Mesa Cortina Trail from the outskirts of Silverthorne into the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area where it meets South Willow Creek and the Gore Range Trail. It then follows the Gore Range Trail up the north side of the fast-flowing stream, finally to arrive at South Willow Falls.

Those wanting a longer hike can continue from the falls to Red Buffalo Pass, Gore Lake and beyond. But the walk as far as South Willow Falls makes a nice day hike, and that is what I will describe here."

South Willow Falls Reviews

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This hike through the beautiful Colorado wilderness. In the summer there's a lot of colorful wildflowers in the meadows. It's also nice in cool in the forest in the hot months. The falls are really beautiful too. It's not too hard of a hike but it's a long one so plan a day trip and enjoy the trip. There are a few steep areas but nothing a beginner couldn't handle.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,160 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
5.5 hours
Summer through mid-fall. The higher parts of the trail are generally covered with snow from late November through late June.
Eagles Nest Wilderness Area, White River National Forest
Local Contacts
Frisco, Willow Lakes (USGS)
Local Maps

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Sep 2018