Explore the most popular river trails in Gunnison National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

great trail And the falls are beautiful.

hiking
23 days ago

Took the left fork of the trail just under the the 1.3 miles make which lead to the top the mountain but not the view point that I really wanted to see. Should have taken the right fork but didn't find that our until I met another hiker on the way back. Nice views just not the one that I thought.

hiking
25 days ago

Don't waste your time. Out in the open and exposed to the sun and heat. Views are no better than those while driving the road. Could be useful for someone acclimating to the altitude. May be pretty in autumn when the leaves change, but there are better hikes for that.

Cute little place!! Awesome mini waterfall to the right after you cross the river where you can slide off a naturally made rock slide and jump off a little cluster of rocks!

went to the falls then kept going to the end.

Just gorgeous, and ends at a truly spectacular overlook. However, wouldn't call it "hard" ~ more like moderate.

Nice short hike.

Awesome trail with incredible views! Hiked to Judd Falls and then continued on the Copper Creek Trail for a total of six miles out and back. Great hike! Lots of "cow pies" and a couple instances where I had to go around some cattle but no big deal.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail. Beautiful. Did it with wife, kids 9, 6 and 4 year old.

hiking
9 months ago

The trail is big kid friendly (5+). I hiked it with my two year old and had to carry him across the river and a few other times because of mud and tree roots. Wasn't a huge hassle to carry him because he liked to take breaks from walking. Lots of photo opportunities and a nice waterfall to cool off in.

on Brush Creek

hiking
9 months ago

The hike runs through free range cow fields. The main and only path to walk on is cluttered with cow patties as well as all around, and the smell is horrid. The trail says dog friendly but I'd highly recommend not bringing them! A lot of run off water intercepts the path but it is beyond contaminated with cow shit due to it being everywhere aside from one main run off drain which looked fairly clean. I crossed paths with another owner and dog who had rolled in about just as much cow crap as my dog. All in all I was really not impressed! If you like cow shit and mushroom picking this is your spot!

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked 1.3 miles on trail. Very easy, very comfortable while escorting two friends from Texas unaccustomed to altitude. Encountered a big, icky mud pit. We turned around, opting to keep shoes clean. Pretty waterfall nearby.

Great trail for kids. We did this one with a little on in a pack and two preschoolers. The falls are beautiful with a little bench/overlook area. We will do this one again.

Greate family trail

hiking
10 months ago

Nice, kid-friendly hike. Views of the falls are good, and there are a few informative signs along the way. Quite a few 4wd vehicles and a couple mountain bikers to be aware of in the beginning of the trail.

Love this hike. You can keep it short & super easy just going to the falls ... or a little further to the first river crossing. You can keep going and cross more rivers giving you more adventure. It's perfect for families who may want to start easy, but add on if the kids are doing well. Very beautiful.

10 months ago

Nice hike through the town of Gothic. Make sure you stop in Gothic and check out the visitor center. The falls were beautiful.

hiking
10 months ago

Great views and wildflowers . I wouldn't say this was easy...many rocks and steep in some areas. Especially with grandkids. Definitely worth it...everybody thought so!!!

hiking
11 months ago

Two years in a row we have done this hike. It's mainly shaded which helps the dogs stay cool. There are a few rocky places to be careful at but overall a nice easy hike!

11 months ago

Great trail for wide open vistas and flowers mid July.
It's a two track trail in a beutifull valley.
I would not however describe the mountain stream as a "waterfall."
Do this enjoyable walk when there is a breeze to eliminate the obniqusios biting flies.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful, easy hike!

hiking
11 months ago

Nice easy short trail with the view of the falls at the end.

on Judd Falls Trail

hiking
Monday, June 19, 2017

Very short, yet nice and easy trail. The falls were less than we expected, but overall worth walking. We continued to Copper lake trail from the falls.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Walking on a road the entire way. Views are nice but little shade on warm days.

hiking
Friday, May 26, 2017

This is my husband and my first time in Crested Butte. We also have our 5 month old little girl with us and she loved it! This trail was beautiful, there was never a bad view. ! Parts of the path were covered in snow but we were still able to hike on top of the snow. It wasn't bad at all. And the waterfall is incredible. Definitely worth taking this hike if you are wanting a easy, fun, hike with a great view!

hiking
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Maintained trail with great views. Didn't get to the very end as the trail drops onto a shaded slope that was still snow covered (and it'd be a slide for life if you slipped while crossing the drift).

hiking
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Definitely too early for wild flowers. Crossed over a good section of snow and lots of muddy sections. Brought the lower trail near the water on the way back and that made it much nicer. Will do this one again with the 4 year old later in the season and hopefully the flowers will be blooming.

hiking
Wednesday, October 05, 2016

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
Monday, October 03, 2016

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

Monday, September 26, 2016

Lovely views. Easy hiking.

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