Rainbow Falls

MODERATE 11 reviews

Rainbow Falls is a 2.4 mile out and back trail located near Manitou Springs, Colorado and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.4 miles
751 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


mountain biking

Falls hidden by a highway bridge and defaced by graffiti. The trailheads west from the switchback along the old road bed, then parallels Cascade Creek. The trail ends at the falls just beneath an overpass from highway 24. These falls have been nicknamed Graffiti Falls, and quite appropriately.

13 days ago

It's aight.

14 days ago

14 days ago

1 month ago

2 months ago

An old locals spot, got its name Rainbow falls from all the graffiti and sometimes beautiful art covering the inside of the bridge. Years ago the city tried to close off this little spot and threatened to give out tickets for graffiti but people never stopped tagging or visiting so they built a better path to the bridge and installed a bench. Not much of a hike less than 1 mile but if you want to see where the locals hang and some artistic ability this is a nice place.

2 months ago

10 months ago

This is called Rainbow Falls. It has seen some cleanup and improvement to accessibility recently, but is closed while the exit ramp is repaired. Some believe that they can improve on Mother Nature with a spray can, and keep adding graffiti. It might have to do with the fact that the highway was put right over top of it years ago as though it had no value.

10 months ago

As of May 2016, this was closed. Not sure if it's going to reopen.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Monday, November 23, 2015

Short, contemplative space to spend some time in what feels like a local, bootstrapped art gallery.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015