Upper Maxwell Falls Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Conifer, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.4 miElevation gain515 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingForestRiverViewsWaterfallWildlife
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Hikers have noted that this trail is not well marked.

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Kelly Kramarik
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Five stars!

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Floy Ripplinger
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Jamie Mcdaniel
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Great quick trail

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K Hill
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beautiful trail. Definitely bring spikes and wear waterproof pants if you have them

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Marques Choates
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Trails aren't marked that well, but i did eventually find the falls. Well worth the short hike.

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Tonya Zager
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Marc Rusthoven
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Joel Booth
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3 Jan 2021 - snow packed and icy; micro spikes were preferred on the trail and required on the falls.

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Joshua Palm
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Made it without cleats, but would have preferred to have them for the steep part of the trail. Otherwise the ice dams and cliff were worth every bit of it!

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Hannah Crain
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Loved this trail! It’s only 3 miles if you don’t go in any wrong directions

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Kari Goddard
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Not well marked and some slick spots, could used some spikes on my shoes today. Beautiful though!

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Elizabeth Stolz
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Carolyn Schill
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Hiked 12/19 at around 10am. We did not see a lot of people on the way up but traffic picked up closer to noon. Well packed snow and no ice. Not the best for views but was a winter nice walk.

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Nathan Corbin
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Brian N
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Robin Ridley
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Decent trail (on the easier side of moderate); falls were mostly frozen but still lovely; very few hikers on a balmy Thursday afternoon in November; not perfectly marked, but pretty easy to follow overall.

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Jon Hill
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Nice trail for close to town

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Alex Dodd
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nice trail that kind of wanders between the trees so you can pick your routing along the creek. falls were relatively small and barely had a trickle of the flow in mid October, but was still pleasant. the cliff loop had some nice views of the surrounding hills. all in all a solid, quick hike from Denver.

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Renee Dowis
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Pretty wooded trail. Very mellow. Falls are more of a stream this time of year but still lovely. Low traffic on a Wednesday afternoon.

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Tristan Jensen
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Really great trail close to Denver with plenty of parking. There was a lot of shade throughout, and a good mix of incline/decline. The Aspens were beautiful right now, and there were a few really good lookout points. The trail was also really quiet, and anyone who was hiking kept a respectful distance.

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Jasona Brown
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This trail is treasure. Gorgeous views and Aspens in full color October 1.

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Alexandra Phelps
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Very confusing trail. Not well marked. “Waterfall” is pretty much non existent. Almost got lost. An older couple graciously helped me get back to my car.

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Sammy Beveridge
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Absolutely beautiful. Sad people don’t take their dogs poop bags with them.

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Brandon Ostrow
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Amber Ventimiglia
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beautiful! a lot of downhill. not enough uphill lol

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willworth oberg
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Adam Kincaid
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September 27, 2020 Arrived at the trailhead on a chilly fall Sunday at about 2:30pm. Almost empty and save for a few groups; we had the trail to ourselves for most of the way. The falls are less water and more leaves this time of year - it's gorgeous right now. I'd say in another day or two it will be 'peak.' But yeah, the creek and waterfalls are just a trickle. The trail is nice, wide, well maintained. It's obvious that many people who come here are not experienced hikers. Saw a lot of people in urban clothes, lots of dog poop, a few human diapers... A real shame, because the trail itself is really nice and pleasant. I look forward to snowshowing here in a few months. FYI: the figure eight seems to be no more as they have closed the trail for revegetation, so there is just the bottom loop now. Alltrails: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/activity-5600918447-a822554 Garmin: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/5600918447

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Jacque W.
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