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Crystal Falls Via Rainbow Trail

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Sangre de Cristo Wilderness

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.

Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 725 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

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horseback riding

mountain biking

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waterfall

wild flowers

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

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2 days ago

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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18 days ago

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

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23 days ago

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.

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1 month ago

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.

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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Mon Apr 16 2018

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

Tue Oct 31 2017

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

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Sat May 20 2017

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

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