Copeland Falls to Calypso Cascades

EASY 57 reviews
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Copeland Falls to Calypso Cascades is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Allenspark, Colorado that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
659 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

2 days ago

Beautiful trail with colorful trees and a lovely Creek. Easy hike and refreshing!

hiking
9 days ago

25 days ago

Really fun trail with beautiful falls. We enjoyed how close you could get (in) to the falls. This trail does not allow dogs though. Wom wom.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great trail with nice photo ops of the falls. Only tough place is at the top near Calypso falls. Copeland falls is only .3m from trailhead but still nice photo op.
Small privy at the top. OK for men but women....!?!?

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

This was a great hike to do with our 4 kids, (oldest is 10 youngest is 5). The trail follows water the whole way which makes it fun. There was a lot of traffic on the path so the only wildlife we saw was a couple hungry chipmunks.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike to some decent waterfalls. We did this one on the drive up from Denver, which I think made for a great intro to RMNP.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

3 months ago

very beautiful hike. well worth paying for a day pass into the national park.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Great hike, not too difficult but you could go for a long time if you wanted to. I have taken two family members here when they have visited and they have both really enjoyed it. Make sure to get here really early or in the afternoon when people are leaving from their morning hike because of parking.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful river, beautiful falls, beautiful flowers, and beautiful weather. Who could ask for more. Arrive early. We were the first on the trail at 7:30. The trail and lot were both full at 11:00.

5 months ago

Great hike!

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Description

Let's start with that the parking is about a mile from the trailhead (it's still early in the season) but that worked out as a nice easy warm-up. My initial intent was to make it to Ouzel Falls but there was still too much slippery snow, IMO, past Calypso Cascades that I turned back. In spite of the snow and sleet that constantly fell, it was a very nice hike! The sound of the North St. Vrain Creek accompanied me all the time (as well as the occasional sound of crushing ice and flopping mud). It was playful going over the little brooks that crossed the trail. Very nice scenery! I have to come back on a sunny day!

5 months ago