Horsethief Falls Trail

MODERATE 108 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

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

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.

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10 days ago

so pretty! the waterfalls flow fairly gradually, and you're able to hike right along it. the meadows are very soothing as well. a beautiful hike, indeed!

15 days ago

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16 days ago

Totally worth it to see the waterfalls! Clean trail.

16 days ago

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23 days ago

Hiked out to the waterfall today. We picked a good time, overcast with previous shower. Everything may have been wet but it was very pretty. I would say though the only "moderate" part about it is the initial elevation climb up the first half mile or so. Other then that it's very leisurely. Would definitely hike again to show someone the Falls.

28 days ago

Great hike, first trail I've come across that is adequately labeled.

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28 days ago

Easy trail after initial ascent. Nice and quick with great views. The sound of the creek adds to the adventure.

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29 days ago

Easy trail, flat path up until the end. Perfect for camping or a causal get away for the day!

1 month ago

The walk is worth the Beautiful ending!

1 month ago

Was a great hike with our 8yr old daughter.

1 month ago

Note: this is a great hike but as you are beginning the hike there is an area that has severe washout of the walking path & can be very dangerous. Is there any group or org responsible for repair??

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2 months ago

Trip report 4/17/17. Snow on trial and icy/slushy in places. The falls was completely snow covered. Beautiful hike in the forest with some open meadow views. I wil definitely go back in late May or June to see the falls. Great hike- loved the solitude.