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Paradise Cove Swimming Hole Trail

EASY 6 reviews
Florissant, Colorado
Paradise Cove Swimming Hole Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Florissant, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.0 miles 134 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


A Granite Walled Swimming Hole: Paradise Cove (also known as Guffey Cove) is a hidden little swimming hole near Cripple Creek. The cove is a short, but sometimes steep 1/2 mile (one way) hike. You will be rewarded for your modest effort with an afternoon of fun, and a whole lot of good stories to tell your friends. The cove itself is a small but deep pool, fed by a small waterfall. The pool is surrounded by steep granite cliffs that provide diving platforms for the adventurous. There are three different heights, each providing different levels of thrills and danger. Aside from swimming and cliff jumping the site is very scenic and a fun place to just hang out. Note: Cliff jumping is very dangerous - proceed at your own risk

1 day ago


It's 100% beautiful everywhere you look!

1 day ago

Went here with some locals on a Saturday. Lots of people at the swimming hole getting drunk and smoking pot. The cove is a very pretty place but there's lots of broken glass and trash. I wish someone was there to patrol the area a little better. People were jumping in off the cliff walls right and left, some scary jumps.

6 days ago


Easy hike and extremely beautiful all around. There was a lot of trash such as beer cans and cigarette butts but overall a place worth going to!

11 days ago


Such a shame that this place has been ruined by people getting drunk and partying there. It would've been a solid 5 stars had there not been so many drunks and people using drugs.

15 days ago

Easy hike, beautiful location. Unfortunately drugs and alcohol has gotten the best of this spot. It was heavily trafficked with lots of trash. The drunks and smell of pot really ruined it.

24 days ago

Found this trail on accident driving by on the highway. Great little hike along the stream and quite the surprise finding the swimming hole hidden at the end.