Elk Falls Trail

MODERATE 62 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

hiking
13 days ago

Nice open trail, excellent views

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19 days ago

Still cannot believe I did close to 12 miles in 4.5 hours. The terrain makes it possible when I thought it was not but my feet knew how long it was but worth the pain for sure. Waterfall had me screaming in excitement. Started Trail at 830 and had waterfall all to myself for 25 min and started seeing humans on the way back. Perfect way to get out in nature on a solo hike :).

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2 months ago

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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2 months ago

Well worth every step.

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3 months ago

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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