Judd Falls Trail

EASY 22 reviews
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Judd Falls Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crested Butte, CO 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 accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.2 miles 442 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Started on this hike and continued to Copper Lake. One of the most gorgeous hikes I've done (Maroon Bells Wilderness is so gorgeous).

2 months ago

Lovely views. Easy hiking.

2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike but pretty rough with lots of rocks and cows and cow pies were everywhere.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy Hike ! Great for kids !

hiking
5 months ago

Nice, easy trail to pretty falls. Perfect for an easy 2 mi hike with the kids. Wild flowers were beautiful!

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike if you like doing so in the snow! Beautiful area. Very cold, though.

5 months ago

Fabulous hike. Tracking poles help in some places. Great view of falls and onward to Maroon Bells.

5 months ago

Pretty easy hike, but steep in areas- hard to see the falls. Muddy trail, bring your hiking boots.

1 year ago

Easy hike out to a beautiful waterfall.

hiking
1 year ago

Great! Beautiful wild flowers all along the way. Nice place to sit and picnic once there

hiking
1 year ago

super easy, super gorgeous. we'll definitely go back, although it seems to be busy busy on weekends.

hiking
1 year ago

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.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful falls, easygoing hike, wonderful views!

hiking
1 year ago

Nice hike to the falls. Flowers and beautiful scenery. June ,2014