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Adams Falls Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Grand Lake, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and horses and is best used from June until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 0.7 mi Elevation gain 98 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Horseback riding Nature trips Walking Forest River Views Waterfall Wildlife Muddy Snow No dogs
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Reservations to enter the park will go on sale through Recreation.gov at 8 a.m. Mountain Time on Thursday, May 28. Reservations will be available to enter the park from June 4 through July 31. The next release will be on July 1, for the month of August and any remaining days that have not been booked for July. On August 1, reservations will be available for the month of September and any remaining days that have not been booked for August. On September 1, reservations will be available for the month of October and any remaining days in September that have not been booked. Permits issued using the reservation system will allow park visitors to enter the park within two-hour windows of availability between 6 a.m. through 5 p.m. This process will facilitate advance payment of entrance fees, minimize contact between park entrance station staff and visitors and limit congestion in parking lots. The permit system will apply to all areas of the park. In the initial opening phase, the park will open approximately 60 percent of the park’s maximum parking capacity or 4,800 vehicles (13,500 visitors) per day.

Large parking area with restrooms.

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Craig House
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Beautiful. Found lots of places to just sit and watch

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Faith Daniels
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Hiking

Beautiful, easy hike.

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Alan B
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Tyler Harding
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Harshad Pandit
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WalkingGreat!

Beautiful trail to the falls. Fall colors popping in. Go beyond the final point and scramble down the rocks for a serene view of the fall.

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Katie Sterbenz
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Hiking

Very cute, relaxing trail. You don’t have to enter the park to get to the trailhead and it’s a great way to break up some of the more strenuous RMNP trails

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Tony Martin
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Hiking

Great start to an even better longer trail "Lone Pine Lake". Enjoy the Adams Falls Loop but seriously consider going further. I don't know how many eco systems it covers for sure but I would guess at the least 3.

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Joe Albert
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John McNitt
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Tim Witmer
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Hiking

Nice easy loop. Best views are off trail from the bottom of the falls- a short but steep descent down the rocks near the official viewing area.

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jaytee21889 .
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John Postas
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Hiking

Short loop for the last day beautiful trail, falls are absolutely breathtaking.

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Mitch Hansen
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Hiking

Went out yesterday. We went past the falls towards Cats Lair taking the East inlet trail.. Stunning views of the East Meadow and Mountains. 2 large trees fell on trail we had to navigate around which was fun to think of a way around or over the large trees. Found ourselves walking out to large rock on river and just sit to enjoy the sounds of Colorado.

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Cheryl Spriggs
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Hiking

Heavily trafficked but was easy to step on the side if anyone needed to pass. Nice little falls viewing area! Easy access to parking and was easy to get into the park since it was after 5pm and you don’t need an entrance pass.

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Sharon Stolt
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HikingGreat!

Visiting Grand Lake from Boulder for a few days, we were looking for a short hike to take with our three-year-old, who is new to hiking. He’s not a fan of turning around so we wanted a loop hike. This turned out to be perfect - he enjoyed the hike up to the falls and loved watching the falls, too, and he was ready to head back to the car at the loop point. We saw a deer, and other hikers told us there was a moose on one of the connecting trails farther up.

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Kelly Meeks
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Beautiful views! I would call the “falls” more of a cascade, short hike but it was our second of the day.

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Maggie Simpkins
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Hiking

Kids loved it!

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Alyssia Lopez
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Hiking

nice little hike. this was my second hike of the day so i didnt mind that it was short and easy. the waterfall was nice but i expected it to be a bit bigger. went at 330 p and not very crowded but it also looked like it was gonna pour so maybe thats why

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Amy Maupin
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Teresa Webster
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HikingGreat!

Great way to see falls, kids loved playing in the water. More crowded than many of our other hikes.

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Mark Green
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Easy, scenic.

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Chris Garno
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Easy hike to a lovely waterfall! Went further up along the water and took our boots off to cool our feet! So nice! Not too many people. It is part of the RMNP, but no one was there checking for reservations/passes.

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Casey Murphy
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perfect trail when you want to see a waterfall but you don't want a long hike

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Sarah Mcelvaney
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Hiking

Easy(ish) trail. All sorts of off shoots which are great. We were surprised by a moose!

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Brooke Wurdack
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Hiking

Beautiful we we’re able to swim

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Ian Waller
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Hiking

Easy hike, nice to get your day started!

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Pete Nelson
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HikingGreat!

Uphill most of the time, but, great view once you get there!

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Ashley Wilson
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Sandra White
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WalkingRocky

This trail is not for the physical challenged? I loved the waterfall, but it is so many steps to be called easy-no! Especially with all of the rocks in the many places to avoid stepping on.

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