Chasm Falls Trail via Old Fall River Road

MODERATE 16 reviews
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Chasm Falls Trail via Old Fall River Road is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.5 miles
534 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


mountain biking

road biking





wild flowers


When Old Fall River Road is closed, you can easily hike the road up to Chasm Falls. For a road hike there are a surprising number of wildflowers and interesting items to view. From the falls you there is a labyrinth of trails that follow along the river. The view of Horseshoe Park from the curve of the road just above Endovalley is very scenic on a clear morning or evening. You can easily get to the falls by leaving the road at the road's first switchback turn.

4 days ago

This is a fairly easy trail with a wide path. The scenery is beautiful and we even saw some big horn sheep. The waterfall is small but pretty.

14 days ago

We snowshoed along the road. Very scenic in winter . . . and NO CARS!!! Not a major workout trail, but an easy, pretty winter trip.

The falls were covered deep in snow . . . probably varies depending on snow fall. Just manage your expectations.

1 month ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Very nice falls

4 months ago

7 months ago

Starts off slow along a dirt road. Be aware of cars. Eventually, you'll come to the falls. Unfortunately, when I went, it was packed.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

We were able to get up Fall River road, a very short walk to the waterfall

Friday, August 07, 2015

Very nice trail.waterfalls.lake.cliffs.this trail had it all.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Access to trail is still closed due to the September 11, 2013 flood damage, but it is possible to hike with a bit of persistence. We hiked it as a family and even got to sit out a good storm under what we call "Muppet Rock." Beautiful views of the Sheep Lakes Valley and surrounding mountains.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Great little Horseshoe Park hike with a neat little waterfall at the end. When the road is closed this is a good one for kids, as you can let them run ahead on the road and still easily keep an eye on them.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

This is a beautiful little spot, but you don't hike to it. I was actually looking for a 2.5 mile hike, but I think the 2.5 miles is the distance it is up the Old Fall River Rd.. The road is one way - up - so if you don't want to drive all the way to the top, (9 miles) don't go up there looking for a hike.

Monday, March 19, 2012