Cornet Creek Falls Hike

MODERATE 20 reviews
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Cornet Creek Falls Hike is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,332 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

waterfall

This is another 'out-n-back' hike & the trailhead is right next to downtown.  It is a short, but steep hike, probably only 1/2 mile each way once you get to the trailhead.  The waterfall is nestled among some very red rocks which make for a nice view.

1 month ago

Good, short hike. Amazing views (although they're everywhere in Telluride). Waterfall was frozen which was incredible but the icy trails (March) made it more difficult than it should have been

1 month ago

A great short hike if you’re looking to fit one in quick. Like other reviewers said, this is steep In Spots with a few sketchy ledges to negotiate. Don’t let the short distance fool you into thinking this is a walk in park. If you’re looking for a short hike due to a lack of fitness you best skip this one or you may end up in over your head. That being said, I’d do it again

1 month ago

It was a great finish but a little treacherous in spots with kids (7 & 9). Loose rocks and gravel made the moderate hike a little more difficult. If you have a fear of heights be warned as there are narrow edges and some steep drops.

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2 months ago

Steep walk but worth it! Just when you think you can’t find it it pops up!!

3 months ago

This is a quick, short, uphill hike. Some narrow spots along the way and loose soil slowed our descent. The waterfall is such a neat area, we spent longer there than on the hike.

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3 months ago

Very quick, but steep, hike to the falls. It is less than a mile round-trip from the trail head. Stay to the right at the bridge going across the stream at the beginning. There is some loose gravel at a few spots but not anything that difficult. The falls were flowing today (late May) but still had a frozen chunk at the bottom.
We just parked at the end of the (paved) road, right before the sign that said no parking ahead.

9 months ago

Awesome payoff at end

Monday, June 26, 2017

Very beautiful little hike. I'm only giving it 4 stars because its actually only .25 mile from the trail head to the waterfall. In the beginning you stay to the right for the waterfall. There is another trail that goes left over a bridge.

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