Judd Falls Trail

EASY 34 reviews
#1 of 53 trails in

Judd Falls Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crested Butte, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
551 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

From Crested Butte go north on Gothic Rd. to the town of Gothic, Right past the town on the right there is a parking lot,or if you have a high clearance vehicle, you can follow the road to the end at the trailhead.

hiking
4 days ago

Nice easy short trail with the view of the falls at the end.

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Very short, yet nice and easy trail. The falls were less than we expected, but overall worth walking. We continued to Copper lake trail from the falls.

13 days ago

hiking
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24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is my husband and my first time in Crested Butte. We also have our 5 month old little girl with us and she loved it! This trail was beautiful, there was never a bad view. ! Parts of the path were covered in snow but we were still able to hike on top of the snow. It wasn't bad at all. And the waterfall is incredible. Definitely worth taking this hike if you are wanting a easy, fun, hike with a great view!

hiking
8 months ago

Very short Class 1 - 2 hiking. The water fall is pretty and the overlook is very short distance, although there is some rocky areas that might be a bit mord difficult than just a walking path.

hiking
8 months ago

Started on this hike and continued to Copper Lake. One of the most gorgeous hikes I've done (Maroon Bells Wilderness is so gorgeous).

9 months ago

Lovely views. Easy hiking.

hiking
9 months ago

Very easy beautiful trial. The falls are only about a half mile in. The trail to Copper Lake is 4 miles but very easy so the 8 mile round trip didn't feel like 8 miles.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice hike but pretty rough with lots of rocks and cows and cow pies were everywhere.

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

There are two parking lots, one at the bottom near the road and another that would definitely require a sturdy 4x4 to reach about 1/2 mile up. This is where the trailheads are for 401 on one side and Judd Falls/Copper Lake on the other. There was light traffic yesterday afternoon on the trail. We saw a fox in the woods but thankfully he went away easily (I have big dogs). Plenty of gorgeous views along the way! Will be back next year for the wildflowers. The parking lots are small so prob only hold 20 cars max. So come early on busy days!! Took me a leisurely 1.5h to do the hike, with a lot of stopping to take pics.

hiking
10 months ago

Gorgeous. If you park right on the main road, you'll walk about half-a-mile to another parking lot. You can drive too (obviously) but the road is fairly rough. The walk to that point is mostly uphill but not too difficult. After that it's another half mile to the falls. That part is a mixture of up and downhill; fairly easy. The falls are pretty but the surrounding vistas are the true beauty of the hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Easy Hike ! Great for kids !

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Nice, easy trail to pretty falls. Perfect for an easy 2 mi hike with the kids. Wild flowers were beautiful!

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike if you like doing so in the snow! Beautiful area. Very cold, though.