Copeland Falls to Calypso Cascades is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Allenspark, CO that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding.
Went last week. This is a nice, easy hike that passes through areas of dense forest. There were still yellow leaves on the trees and we brought our 7m and 2y old in the backpacks with no issues. Flat ground with a handful of slight inclines. Nice area for a short dayhike.
Great views and easy enough to complete in flip flops!
We ran the adjacent horse trail in to increase difficulty and to to have an easy option on day one altitude acclimatization It increases both distance and difficulty Running GPS app called it 2.9 miles out and back from wild basin area parking, first lot.
Enjoyed trail yesterday. Last time I was on this trail, it was in the 40's and a major downpour came when I was the furthest from my ride. Great spot, scenic and memorable.
Beautiful walk, very easy.
Great walk. Light snow was falling.
Pretty nice, but just continue on the trail so that you can also experience the other two waterfalls, especially Ouzell.
Nice quick hike for those who can't do long hikes.
Copeland Falls is a nice easy trail leading to Copeland Falls and is suitable for all ages. A lot of picture opportunities, and beautiful scenery. If you hike to Copeland Falls you might as well continue onto Calypso Cascades at minimum if not also Ouzell falls as well.
Nice trail shady and follows the river. This hike I would choose to do every year.
V easy trail and pretty falls on the way to Calypso cascades and Ouzel falls. Not as spectacular as the other two but still quite nice.i
Much different now vs. August with the rain and snow melt!!
As I've mentioned before about other destinations along this trail and the Wild Basin area it is one of my favorite areas to both hike and snowshoe. If you're just going as far as Copeland Falls it's not difficult nor far. But the trail has so much more to offer beyond Copeland. Like any popular area trailhead get there early so you can park at the main lot. If you like water then this is a great trail to Copeland, Calypso, and Ouzel Falls.
We really enjoyed the trail, but some things to keep in mind. We headed out with 2 kids--one who is not quite 3 and a 6 year old. If you are going to park at the Wild Basin trail head (which seems to be what everyone does) it is only .3 miles to the Copeland Falls. .3 miles wasn't going to be enough for us so we continued to Calypso Falls. Going up to Calypso Falls is definitely more adventurous and was harder for both kids. There were lots things to see and plenty of rocks for the kids to scramble across. We didn't quite make it to Calypso Falls, but stopped after the very large bridge to eat lunch.
Copeland Falls is a nice, easy hike next to a waterway that isn't very steep. The end is at the falls and is quite beautiful. Perfect for a lunch date with the family.
Our second time hiking up to Copeland and it wasn't as when we hiked it last year (2011). There were bad droughts this year and there aren't many flowers on this trail. It's still a nice, shady trail, though, and there are some great trails on past this.