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Crystal Falls Via Rainbow Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Westcliffe, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.4 mi Elevation gain 725 ft Route type Out & Back

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Part of the Rainbow Trail system out of Westcliff, Colorado.

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Kate Prazak
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Nice and easy hike... we had the trail pretty much to ourselves; we only saw a few people on our way back. Make sure you go off the trail to the left after crossing over the stream to see the waterfall!

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Stephanie Berliant
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Waterfall is a little off the path, but well worth it. Gorgeous views all along the way.

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Mark W
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Nice easy hike. Trail was empty on this Friday morning. Great views of the valley. Water was flowing nicely considering how dry it's been.

Sandra Kemp
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Nice easy hike. We were not able to let the dogs off leash very much as there were Elk and also two coyote and deer, as well as numerous ground squirrels. Spent a good 5 minutes trying to find one of our dogs after she tore off into the woods unexpectedly. Fortunately she headed back to us after realizing she couldn't catch whatever enticed her. The water was flowing nicely at the falls. Beautiful, peaceful hike.

Ruth Miller Drury
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We enjoyed this, however it ended at a creek, no falls at this particular time. Great views of the mountains and the valley.

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Stephanie Phillips
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Lovely hike, saw some wildflowers and the view of the valley is great.

Marcus Foreman
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Would like to come back in the spring when the falls will be really running.

Dawn Hawkins
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Saw a huge herd of elk, beautiful scenery, run off is strong!

Steph G
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Robert Holmes
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Richard Harrington
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Shawn Simard
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Teri Prichard
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David Nail
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Mary Crocker Crocker
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Tammy Pham
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Beto Sandoval
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Alex Lindquist
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Craig Cummings
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Tim W.
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Ashley Whiteman
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Tyler Noland
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Shane Turner
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Curtis Watson
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Andrew Straight
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Alex Darnell
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Colleen D.
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Jimmie Seeley
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Jude Griffith
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Marilyn Self
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