Horsethief Falls Trail

MODERATE 145 reviews
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Horsethief Falls Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Divide, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
587 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

Directions from Colorado Springs: From Colorado Springs, take Highway 24, through Woodland Park, toDivide. Turn south on Highway 67 and drive 8 miles until you see a closed tunnel.Parking is available on the other side of the closed tunnel.

7 days ago

Easy, relaxing hike. Saw four young mountain goats near the entrance to the trail. Beautiful forest the whole way.

walking
8 days ago

Our first hike up at this sort of altitude (just under 10,000ft I think) and it was a great intro. The first few hundred metres were tough but there were some good views throughout and the falls at the end was nice. Got there early and there was plenty of parking but it was very busy by the time we left.

hiking
15 days ago

This trail moves through Spruce and Fir forests giving it good shade for the hike. At the end of the trail there is a waterfall and the trail travels along a stream for about a mile of the hike. Trail 360 on YouTube

hiking
30 days ago

Did this trail today for the first time... nice easy hike up to the falls for some great pictures and a good spot to relax. Not too busy, and most groups had friendly dogs with them. Nice shaded forest hike most of the way up. On the way back down the trail we stopped at Horsethief Park (the prairie area off to the right) and spotted a large young bull moose in the tall grass about 80-100 yards away... incredible sight... wish I could have got my camera out before he spotted us and trotted off down into the valley.

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

The first 0.5 mi are fine, no great views and not the best terrain (sloped to the side). However, once past this part the trail is well maintained and moderate difficulty. The falls are not huge but a really nice place to relax, have lunch and decide if pressing on is on the schedule for the future.

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2 months ago

Beautiful waterfall. Very short hike. Came with my little sisters ages 9 & 12.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Loved this hike. It was a bit muddy but the moisture allows for tons of wild mushrooms. The waterfall hike was shirt so we took the park trail which was an entirely different ecosystem but equally as beautiful.

2 months ago

Beautiful. Horse thief falls is a lovely way to end pancake rock trail. I was so happy to see not a piece of littler along the trails. Respectful hikers with their dogs.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Steep climb, but the view was worth it!

2 months ago

Challenging at first, but the trail evens out and leads you to a beautiful waterfall!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, challenging and really perfect hike. Can't wait to do it again

hiking
2 months ago

Found this great little hike for the family. It was the perfect distance for my two and five year old with a fun waterfall to explore at the end.