Elk Falls Trail

MODERATE 57 reviews
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Elk Falls Trail is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Shaffers Crossing, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1463 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

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Beautiful hike, moderately challenging (mainly long with some short spurts of elevation gain), with a very rewarding endpoint under the waterfall. Bring some food and have a picnic at the waterfall.. it's really peaceful there and worth hauling the extra weight.

Cheers!

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1 month ago

Well worth every step.

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Worth the hike in. The view of the falls was nice but the falls are really beautiful. Not at all crowded while we were there, which is always nice.

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