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Gorgeous!! My mom has some trouble getting up the first section (she has bad hips and arthritis), but could still see the falls from afar.

We loved this place, could only walk part of it a few days ago due to approaching darkness so went again today to walk the entire trail. Many places to stop and relax to break up the trek. Terrain is easily negotiated.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful the whole way. Echoing others here, the way down is easy. The way up may be challenging for some, but there are several benches along the way. Morrow Point Reservoir is simply gorgeous. Hiked this today in early November. Little snow/mud and only one other group on the trail.

Awesome hieroglyphics.

Easy trail. Fun to pick it up after the Oak Flat Loop and end up again at the rim and follow back to Tomichi Point or the Visitors Center. Ran into lots of mule deer.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike with beautiful views!

Nice trail. It's relatively easy, even past Exclamation Point. The incline is not very challenging up to the summit. The North Rim is certainly less busy than the South Rim. Very few folks on the trail.

Amazing

Thought this trail was ok. It was awesome to do simply because I see Needlerock from afar all the time and was really very interested in hiking it. The trail is easy to follow, but there is no clear end point and the brush is super thick towards the base of the rock itself. Views are nice, but mostly just expansive farmland. Spent my time at the “top” listening to a nervous donkey from the farm below...

I wouldn't rate this trail difficult. It's a steady drop into the canyon with only a few steps here and there. You'll want sturdy shoes once you're walking by the river with a little bit of scrambling the closer you get to the end of the trail. Take your lunch and enjoy the space!

2 months ago

Wishing for more water for the waterfall, but still beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike! I’m from California so the altitude was challenging. But worth it!

backpacking
4 months ago

We parked at the Big Dominguez campground, and hiked the 15 miles down to Bridgeport over 3 days. We had our kids, ages 8 and 12 with us. It's a really easy hike, impossible to get lost. The only trick is finding water up toward the top - the creek is in a deep canyon. We ended up scrambling down the cliffs to fill our water. The kids loved playing in the water toward the bottom, though. Definitely a family friendly hike.

Beautiful views!! It was a pretty narrow trail in most places. Steep and such a Great workout. Not very many people on the trail. Locals say to be get to the trails early in Ouray because like clockwork, it almost always storms at noon.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty views, well-kept trail. It is definitely very short, so would be good for kids/those looking for a very easy, quick outing. We took two dogs and it was definitely dog friendly.

Trail head has this marked the Duncan trail. You follow it north until you descend northernly into the bottom of ravine. Go east toward the river. Its easy to get off trail as you start the east descent toward the river.
I found myself having to back track a couple of times because of a couple 25 ft drop offs.
NOTE: If your on trail you don't have to do any repelling.
lots of cactus not recommended for dogs. Bring a water filter and spend a night or two.

Super short, great for little kids, cool water fall to see. Great to see if you are just site seeing around Ouray

hiking
4 months ago

We weren't as enthusiastic about this hike as some of the other reviewers, but it was enjoyable. If you have time on the north rim and want to see the canyon from another vantage point, certainly bust this hike out. But, knowing what I know now, I wouldn't have disappointed if we wouldn't have had time for it. It was short and pretty easy, so I'll give it that. If you've done the pull-out view points and want more, this would be the next option.

Took my two boys 7+9 plus wife down the trail. Took about 55 min to get to creek and waterfall. Very beautiful hike, canyon walls with trees. At the creek is a campsite plus picnic table. Some access to the creek, but not easy bcz of trees/ bushes. The waterfall appears on the canyon wall at the campsite, but it wasn’t running. You can see the wet rocks marking it, but nothing else. Walk back up was about the same amount of time. I would rate the trail as moderate.

super cute town, amazing waterfall, just the right length for everyone... high altitude was a little rough but AMAZING

I hiked this trail yesterday.. it was awesome. The water looks so pristine. The hike down is as to be expected, easy. The hike back up is a challenge for an inexperienced hiker or for someone not acclimated to the altitude. All in all definitely worth the effort. 10/10 would do it again. 6 miles in total

Short walk to a beautiful waterfall. Went early July when it was still really dry and the waterfall wasn't very full but still enjoyed it. Plenty of boulders to jump around on and climb. Great for kids.

Took part of the Perimeter Trail and the Portland Trail after playing near the waterfall to lengthen the hike.

My husband and I did this trail in mid July. Other than being quite hot and not much shade, we enjoyed it. Tip: take a right when the trail comes to a dead end (about 0.8 mile in), and then about 1.5 mile in take the fork that goes right down into the forest. It will spit you out at an overlook where you are looking down into the canyon! Great views. Bring lots of water and sunscreen!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike with a couple short steep spots on way out so worth it

Amazing !!!! Climbing up the waterfall and enjoying the beauty!!! The kids loved it.

A lot of switchbacks down the trails make the trail a perfect grade. The trails was well maintained and had 2 bridges to cross the creek. Towards the bottom of the trail you were walking next to the creek which had numerous waterfalls. At the end you could see where the creek and river meet up and because of the current from the river up into the stream you could jump in. The canyon wall was stunning the entire way. Took my dad and I just over two hours with a break at the bottom

Was not impressed. If you are just going to see the bathtubs, they are just about .2 miles from the TH. The rest of the trail just connects up with the Perimeter Trail.

Great hike with amazing views of Ouray. You walk through the mine, which is cool. I would suggest going up to the mine first and then doing the remaining part of the Portland Loop trail as that will get the hardest part over first.

Great view and easy hike!

Beautiful trail. Amazing views. Great place to swim at the bottom. Awesome campsites down at the bottom. Wish I had known about it would have been a great place to stay. I clearly don’t do enough cardio, had to stop a few times coming back up. But we did the whole thing in about 2.5 hours including a stop at the bottom. Be sure to go check out the vista...you can look all the way down to the beach you just walked to.

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