Upper Maxwell Falls Trail

EASY 15 reviews

Upper Maxwell Falls Trail is a 2.4 mile loop trail located near Shaffers Crossing, Colorado that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
515 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

waterfall

8 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

The trails are not well marked so it's easy to get off onto other trails. Absolutely stunning area though

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15 days ago

2 months ago

3 months ago

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3 months ago

well marked, but crowded on a holiday weekend. falls underwhelming - did not realized they were the "falls" until after we passed at first. views OK. would be good for families with kids - lots of boulders to scramble across.

hiking
3 months ago

Don't go

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike, close to Denver. There were a fair number of people, but not too crowded. The falls themselves were a bit underwhelming, but plenty of shade, and a well marked trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice, moderate hike. The four year old handled it admirably. The nine year old struggled after slipping on a rock, but made it. Nice and shaded almost all the way, and the waterfall, once you find it, is a nice photo-op. Somewhat busy, but plenty of room for everyone.

3 months ago

This trail was absolutely gorgeous. The trail paralleled the waterfall, which descended down the mountain for quite a distance. The main source of the waterfall was beautiful and even had some novice climber-friendly rocks. It wasn't overly crowded with people (considering we went on a Sunday) and was only a short drive from Denver. Great for an afternoon adventure! :)

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Monday, July 25, 2016

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Saturday, August 01, 2015

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015