Allenspark Trail to Calypso Cascades

MODERATE 62 reviews
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Allenspark Trail to Calypso Cascades is a 5.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Allenspark, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1440 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Estes Park: Travel south on Hwy 7 to the turnoff to the Wild Basin Trailhead, between Meeker Park and Allenspark, to the west of the Highway. The Calypso Cascades Trail is located at the Wild Basin Trailhead.

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10 days ago

Passed this while going to Ouzel Falls. This was a beautiful place to see how water creates it's own path. With little experience took us a little while to get there, but worth our time.

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29 days ago

Beautiful trail! Limited parking available. The trail starts with a good jaunt uphill to get the heart going and becomes increasingly beautiful as you approach the cascades.

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10 months ago

Beautiful.The waterfalls are an amazing feature.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful trail, well marked with scenes galore. Advise at least 1 hiking pole for anyone with balance issues to maneuver around natural steps. Very quiet trail with lots of options to connect to other trails.

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11 months ago

The directions under the "Getting There" tab are to the Wild Basin TH. The title and the track shown on the map are from the Allenspark TH, which is the trail we took. Highway 7 to Allenspark, turn right/north just before the post office onto County Road 90, left on S Skinner Rd, right on Meadow Mountain Dr to the well-signed TH with very limited parking. A trail crew was repairing the damaged section of the trail when we went by. The rest of the trail is in great shape. We are slow, old fogeys and hiked to Calypso Cascades in less than two hours. We did not continue to Ouzel Falls due to threatening weather. The trail from Wild Basin TH is shorter with substantially less elevation gain, but I have not hiked it. The trail from Wild Bain TH is also more heavily used. The trail from Allenspark is closed to horses until the repairs are completed.

11 months ago

Beautiful! Whew, a hike to get there since we started late and so had an extra 1.5 miles to hike since the parking lots were full. Who knew? Still the hike was worth it with rushing water all the way.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

walking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Very easy hike. Less crowded than the rest of RMNP.

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

I'm sure the falls are gorgeous, but we headed straight for the Calypso Cascade trail only to find some decent damage to the trail due to past flooding. It is passable, but we were chickens and didn't want to risk scrambling over an extremely narrow and questionable patch of damage and turned back. NOTE there is extremely limited parking... Like, as in 15 spots and tiny lot

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Great hike!! Beautiful waterfalls!