Cliff Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews

Cliff Creek Falls Trail is a 12.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bondurant, Wyoming that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,286 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

washed out

off trail

Intermediate hike up to Cliff Creek Falls

hiking
18 days ago

An easier hike, but a pretty long one. The elevation gain is gradual and with a fair number of ups and downs. The wildflowers couldn’t have been better. Absolutely amazing. Also a wonderful mix of terrain including meadows, forests, and some sage brush. Not much wildlife on this day. Singing birds the whole way, a couple of marmots, and we heard one pika.

About 4 miles into the hike there is a major landslide that has wiped out the trail completely and totally. We used GPS and the AllTrails app to cross the landslide and bush hack a bit to find the trail on the other side. There were some horse/game trails that were helpful. We went with our large dog and he was able to navigate everything but it would be difficult for some people and animals to navigate the downfall and rocky areas.

The falls were beautiful and well worth the hike. We took a path toward the end that you don’t have to and probably shouldn’t. Instead of going up the hill, follow the less worm path left along the water toward the falls. Much much easier than going up and over. The lower, flat path is the way we took back from the falls to the main trail.

At least at this time of year there are lots of creeks and streams to cross so be ready for wet feet.
We started from the trailhead at 12:30PM and got back at 6:30PM, including stopping for lunch and other stops for pictures and sight seeing. We never lost the sun behind the cliffs the whole time. The temp was mid 60s with a breeze and it was perfect.

Highly recommended!

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago