Judd Falls Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crested Butte, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From Crested Butte go north on Gothic Rd. to the town of Gothic, Right past the town on the right there is a parking lot,or if you have a high clearance vehicle, you can follow the road to the end at the trailhead.
Very short Class 1 - 2 hiking. The water fall is pretty and the overlook is very short distance, although there is some rocky areas that might be a bit mord difficult than just a walking path.
Started on this hike and continued to Copper Lake. One of the most gorgeous hikes I've done (Maroon Bells Wilderness is so gorgeous).
Lovely views. Easy hiking.
Very easy beautiful trial. The falls are only about a half mile in. The trail to Copper Lake is 4 miles but very easy so the 8 mile round trip didn't feel like 8 miles.
Nice hike but pretty rough with lots of rocks and cows and cow pies were everywhere.
There are two parking lots, one at the bottom near the road and another that would definitely require a sturdy 4x4 to reach about 1/2 mile up. This is where the trailheads are for 401 on one side and Judd Falls/Copper Lake on the other. There was light traffic yesterday afternoon on the trail. We saw a fox in the woods but thankfully he went away easily (I have big dogs). Plenty of gorgeous views along the way! Will be back next year for the wildflowers. The parking lots are small so prob only hold 20 cars max. So come early on busy days!! Took me a leisurely 1.5h to do the hike, with a lot of stopping to take pics.
Gorgeous. If you park right on the main road, you'll walk about half-a-mile to another parking lot. You can drive too (obviously) but the road is fairly rough. The walk to that point is mostly uphill but not too difficult. After that it's another half mile to the falls. That part is a mixture of up and downhill; fairly easy. The falls are pretty but the surrounding vistas are the true beauty of the hike.
Easy Hike ! Great for kids !
Nice, easy trail to pretty falls. Perfect for an easy 2 mi hike with the kids. Wild flowers were beautiful!
Great hike if you like doing so in the snow! Beautiful area. Very cold, though.
Fabulous hike. Tracking poles help in some places. Great view of falls and onward to Maroon Bells.
Pretty easy hike, but steep in areas- hard to see the falls. Muddy trail, bring your hiking boots.
Easy hike out to a beautiful waterfall.
Great! Beautiful wild flowers all along the way. Nice place to sit and picnic once there
super easy, super gorgeous. we'll definitely go back, although it seems to be busy busy on weekends.
Great hike for families. We took our two boys (8, 10) along with another family with two kids (8, 12), and everyone had a great experience. Flow on the waterfall in June was huge. Great payoff for a short hike.