Lower Cascade Falls Trail

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Lower Cascade Falls Trail is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ouray, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
124 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

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mountain biking

nature trips

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forest

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waterfall

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wildlife

Easy walk from close to downtown with a great waterfall (seasonal) From the trailhead simply follow the trail along the stream as it leads you up to the falls. If the stream isn't flowing at the trailhead it's not likely there will be any falls to see at the end. There are several signs along the way to tell you a little about the area and the falls. Bring a rain jacket if you want to get very close to the falls.

hiking
1 day ago

12 days ago

Short and easy for anyone. Nice waterfall~

hiking
19 days ago

1 month ago

beautiful falls, short walk from the parking area

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hiking
2 months ago

short hike up to the falls. cross the bridge and the path will take you to a shelf behind the falls. beautiful.

walking
2 months ago

Not really a hike just a nice short walk to the falls. Super family friendly, with a trail to the left side that leads you up to the middle of the waterfall which was very cool. That trail is not for families though-- a bit steep. Very touristy and please watch your kids! When I visited there was a mom not paying attention and her kids climbed up the side of the waterfall (NOT a trail) and if they had slipped it could have been very bad.

2 months ago

It wasn't so much a hike as it was a viewing of the falls. Which was spectacular

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice waterfall but not really a hike.

2 months ago

Short hike. If you take the path to the left just before the base of the falls, you can get to the rock ledge behind the falls. My 6 year old was a lot more excited to be behind the falls.

2 months ago

beautiful ! If you keep to the left of the fall you can walk right up to the base and feel the mist

walking
4 months ago

This is an easy little walk when in Ouray. You can see the falls from a ways away too, but the hike is not that long. One of the many things to do when in this area.

4 months ago

Short walk to see falls. Pretty but not spectacular. Easy access in Ouray.

hiking
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9 months ago

10 months ago

You can even go behind the falls. Be careful. Spring is the best time. Lots of water during that time of year.