Chasm Falls Trail via Old Fall River Road

MODERATE 24 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.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
534 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

snowshoeing

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

snow

no dogs

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.

11 hours ago

3 days ago

Definitely don't waste your time walking down the road. Just drive and park and then do the small trail along the falls.

7 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

The views are beautiful, but the trail is mostly just the road so a lot of cars passed by. The falls are lovely though. I would do this hike again on a weekday when there is less traffic.

hiking
22 days ago

I parked at the picnic area right by the beginning of the one way Old Fall River Road and walked up the road. The road is inclined the whole way but not too bad. Pay attention and realize folks are driving up behind you on the way up. You will see the pull off for the falls on your left after a couple switchbacks. Cool falls!

25 days ago

The fall wss beautiful! The trail was only a service road.

hiking
25 days ago

GORGEOUS! We only saw 9 people in the 2 hrs we spent on this trail! The hike didn't take that long, we just spent a lot of time sitting and enjoying the views!
At first, it seemed like we might not be going to right direction but the falls are off Old Falls Rd. You can access at the base and hike up the side of the falls, or keep going along the road and access from the trailhead where there is a clearly marked sign for the falls.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months 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.

snowshoeing
2 months 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.

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

Very nice falls

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
9 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.

hiking
Friday, March 11, 2016

hiking
Sunday, December 20, 2015

hiking
Sunday, August 16, 2015

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

hiking
Friday, August 07, 2015

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

hiking
Thursday, May 21, 2015