Elk Falls and Chimney Rock Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
#5 of 8 trails in

Elk Falls and Chimney Rock Trail is a 12.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Shaffers Crossing, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

12.3 miles 2467 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips





wild flowers


2 months ago

4 months ago

This was a very nice easy trail. We took my 9 yr old and he did the whole 12 miles with no problem. We also stopped and fished at a small lake along the way, caught some nice little guys, catch and release only. Lots of bikers on the trail, but everyone was very courteous. Saw lots of mule deer along the trail. Also saw 3 coyote on the drive there cross the road. There was Porto potties along the trail also, very convenient. Really enjoyed this hike.