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Browns Creek Waterfall Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Browns Creek Waterfall Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nathrop, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

6.2 miles 941 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly




fly fishing


mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers


A pleasant hike to a beautiful waterfall This guide is brought to you by ColoradoKeith.com This is a very fun hike to a spectacular waterfall. The hike has plenty of variety that will keep your interest including meadows, pine, and aspen forest. You will be treated to many views of Mt Antero, and even get to test your balance by crossing Browns Creek via small log bridges. The usage of the trail is moderate. You should expect to see 5-10 people on your hike. The trail gains approximately 850 ft in elevation, most of which is in the first 1.5 miles. Parts of the trail are sandy or have lose rock, so be prepared to get dusty, and you will likely waste some energy on the soft ground. Restrictions: No camping allowed at trailhead Pets must be leashed No motorized vehicles Fire restrictions are very common in this area For up-to-date information please contact the Salida Ranger District (719-553-1404)

2 days ago

4 days ago

We hiked this Oct. 16th and it was a great experience. The trails are clearly marked, and about the time you start to think "how much further' - the falls are probably another 40 minutes away. We were asked this question by a group on the way down and I told them that they would come across 2 mileage signs and cross three bridges before coming to the falls. It is definitely worth the hike to the falls. They're spectacular. San Isabel is one of my favorite areas to hike.

12 days ago

Fantastic trail! The beginning is really tough but it's totally worth it. The falls are beautiful as well as the views on the way. Not sure why someone wouldn't be able to find it, this was one of the most clearly marked trails I have been on. There are a ton of off leash dogs though that's the only complaint.

1 month ago

Beautiful and peaceful. Limited hikers on the trail. Most of the trail is tree covered. There are signs posted leading you to the trail. The hike to Brown Lake very little traffic with some steep inclines.

1 month ago

Couldn't find the trailhead.

1 month ago

this is a great hike! beautiful.