David T. on Allenspark Trail to Calypso Cascades
The directions under the "Getting There" tab are to the Wild Basin TH. The title and the track shown on the map are from the Allenspark TH, which is the trail we took. Highway 7 to Allenspark, turn right/north just before the post office onto County Road 90, left on S Skinner Rd, right on Meadow Mountain Dr to the well-signed TH with very limited parking. A trail crew was repairing the damaged section of the trail when we went by. The rest of the trail is in great shape. We are slow, old fogeys and hiked to Calypso Cascades in less than two hours. We did not continue to Ouzel Falls due to threatening weather. The trail from Wild Basin TH is shorter with substantially less elevation gain, but I have not hiked it. The trail from Wild Bain TH is also more heavily used. The trail from Allenspark is closed to horses until the repairs are completed.
I'm sure the falls are gorgeous, but we headed straight for the Calypso Cascade trail only to find some decent damage to the trail due to past flooding. It is passable, but we were chickens and didn't want to risk scrambling over an extremely narrow and questionable patch of damage and turned back. NOTE there is extremely limited parking... Like, as in 15 spots and tiny lot
This is a great, not to difficult trail near Allens Park (Wild Basin trail head). This trail leads to Ouzel Falls. Great trail that follows the St Verain River. Mostly covered canopy so if you're looking for great vistas this isn't for you. If you love water and falls, then yes!