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

hiking
6 hours ago

This was an amazing hike! A steady incline to the top but not hard. One of the best hikes I have done!

Awesome trail! Great views the whole time. Would recommend getting there early if you want a parking spot. Initial part is a rather steady incline. Becomes a bit harder at the end. Scaling the waterfall was difficult for sure, as was getting down. Definitely worth the view at the top though. Highly recommend.

hiking
8 hours ago

Lots to see all the way up - you can stop at any point and turn around and stilll have a satisfying experience

hiking
bugs
muddy
scramble
9 hours ago

Meadow (for 2miles you won’t have shade) wild flowers, butterflies, wild turkeys, American Dippers, Elk and oh ya the waterfall. What an incredible day. There are only 12 parking spots and this feeds several TH’s plan accordingly. At the falls you can cross over and follow the trail to above the falls thereby seeing more of the fall or you can relax below the falls (which is safer as the rocks are slick). Above the falls you can follow the cow trail for approximately another 3miles. Will defiantly go back to this magical place.

Thursday July 18th- Beautiful hike but it’s definitely more than 8.1 miles, my GPS watch showed around 11 miles all the way from trail head to Skypond and back. We could not find trail from Lake of Glass to Skypond and went all the way over the bolders. Stick to the shore of the lake to find it.

Great trail, blue sky & incredible views. Not much snow remains

hiking
11 hours ago

We hiked this earlier today. Arrived at trailhead at 5:30 am and about 10 spots left. No snow until the snow field at the end, which honestly was pretty scary for me as a city girl over 50. The boulder field was tricky but if you stay to the right it’s a better path than we ended up on. Views on the entire trail are superb. Very happy we did this. It took us 6 hours and 30 min.

hiking
12 hours ago

Nice trail. Bit back and forth on park and private. Great waterfall at the end.

great easy hike

hiking
13 hours ago

Great trail to complete if you’re looking for a quick last minute stroll. Finished the trail on less than an hour. I would just be cautious of the parking lot being packed especially during the weekends

Great hike not all that difficult crowds thin out the further Back you get

Awesome hike, breathtaking views, but don’t forget the bug spray! If you stop the mosquitoes will eat you alive!!!

Gorgeous. Wear mosquito repellent. Start early. Very crowded later in the morning. Bring extra socks. You will get wet bouldering up the waterfall!

We arrived at 12:30 pm on a Sunday and there were about 4-5 avail parking spots at the trailhead. No issue! The forecast called for 40% rain, but we only heard just a little bit of thunder and felt a few little rain drops. Again no issue! If anything it made for a perfect weather day with great temperatures. There’s many waterfall opportunities along the trail. And it gets steep only from Calypso Falls to Ouzel falls, but they built in steps the whole way to make it manageable. Hiking pole helpful. Go past Ouzel Falls a little (1 min walk) and you’ll come up to beautiful grand overlook of the mountain valley.. Bring plenty of food and water to support your whole journey - including for the car ride home. :-) Overall it was about a 5 hour hike we made it back to the car at 5:30 PM. This included stops along the way to check out the waterfalls.

went on Saturday at 6. the main parking was full, but there were 10 open spots about a quarter mile before the trail head. absolutely worth the early morning for the quiet trail and cooler temp hike! shuttle doesnt start until 7 (for those, like me, who do their research just on all trails)

This was a great hike with so much variety. Clean well kept trail. At the top it gets rocky and a little hard to follow, but well worth it.

Did this back in May. It would have been moderate if I wasn’t fighting the snow the entire way up. Highly recommend the dry season for sure.

hiking
1 day ago

Mills Lake is something out of a fairytale. Crisp water, beautiful views, and once you pass the falls, the trail is less populated. Climbing over the boulders is easy but you can easily loose the trail near the end.

Great as usual! Busy though. We got in at 5:55 am and got the LAST parking spot. Small patches of snow still but nothing to be concerned about, you will get wet on the waterfall but it's very doable. I've had two major hip surgeries and was just fine. Be leery of those afternoon storms, they literally pop up out of nowhere and aren't to be trifled with.

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
1 day ago

Did this hike this morning. Got to the trailhead around 6:50 am and had to park down the the road. Not a big deal. This hike is definitely more that 7.7 miles. Other maps say this hike is just over 9 and I find that to me more accurate. Had a lovely picnic when we reached the lake and took in the views. Made it make to the trailhead just before 1. We took a few breaks here and there and spent ~45 mins at the lake. There is still snow in two areas but we managed. My fiancé’s leg did slip through a hole and he was up to his waist in snow at one point. It was an awesome hike and I loved the final climb at the end, revealing the lake. There wasn’t a lot of people on the trail which was great. I’d highly recommend!

on MacGregor Falls Trail

hiking
washed out
1 day ago

Trail Access Update: access to MacGregor Falls Trail requires zig zag on private property and on NPS property if you take the All Trails Route. The RMNP rep recommends going through the green gate and then following the fence down to the Trailhead. The fence will be on your left as you bushwhack a bit to the MacGregor Falls Trail sign. Crossing the field or going up the dirt road is private property. The park service is asking that we no longer go that way. Thought this might be helpful.

hiking
1 day ago

07/19/19 It was such an beautiful hike! We got there at 5:45am and started hiking at 6 we got one of the last 5 spots left at top! So definitely get there early as we did! Hit Sky-pond at 8:45ish! There was a little bit snow but not threatening enough! On our way down it was definitely heavily trafficked! I’m so glad we got there so early!

This hike Is absolutely amazing. Stunning views the entire time with waterfalls, rivers and little streams The whole way. HIGHLY trafficked so get there early but totally a must-do hike in Colorado! Easily my favorite trail so far. Gorgeous!

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