Browns Creek Waterfall Trail

MODERATE 65 reviews

Browns Creek Waterfall Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nathrop, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
984 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A pleasant hike to a beautiful waterfall This is a very fun hike to a spectacular waterfall. The hike has plenty of variety that will keep your interest including meadows, pine, and aspen forest. You will be treated to many views of Mt Antero, and even get to test your balance by crossing Browns Creek via small log bridges. The usage of the trail is moderate. You should expect to see 5-10 people on your hike. The trail gains approximately 850 ft in elevation, most of which is in the first 1.5 miles. Parts of the trail are sandy or have lose rock, so be prepared to get dusty, and you will likely waste some energy on the soft ground. Restrictions: No camping allowed at trailhead Pets must be leashed No motorized vehicles Fire restrictions are very common in this area For up-to-date information please contact the Salida Ranger District (719-553-1404)

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Amazing and so worth every minute! Don't give up and turn around, the views and waterfall is simply stunning.

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21 days ago

Good hike. The waterfall is awesome. More hiking once you get there. I didn't have the stamina today. You hike part of Colorado Trail.

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25 days ago

Worthwhile half day hike in the mountains!

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26 days ago

My husband surprised me with doing this hike for Mother's Day, and it was great! Where there was snow in plenty of other places around Colorado, there wasn't any snow on the trail then. This was our 6-year old's toughest hike to date, and he did wonderful. We got a later start than we would have liked, but that was okay, since there weren't any thunderstorms brewing. In addition to seeing a lot of people, we saw some horses on the trail that stopped before the falls. The waterfall area was gorgeous, and the perfect spot for snacks and playtime for our boys. I would love to go back and go farther (to Brown's Lake) the next time.

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27 days ago

Great views and not a difficult hike.

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Loved the hike. Plan on spending some time playing around at the falls... we stayed about 40minutes for pictures, break and climbing a little further up the falls. Took 55 minutes coming down but going up was slow.

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Greatest. Love the hike. Perfect length for an after or before lunch venture. Great reward at the end.

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