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Cindy L. on Fourmile Falls Trail
One of my favorites, as I and bring company here when they visit. My only recommendation is to start early in the morning. Colorado tends to get afternoon showers and thunderstorms that bring lightening. This is NOT were you want to be when the thunder clouds roll in!
Even though there wasn't snow anywhere else, this trail was 90% snow. It wasn't very steep, views were amazing, and not very hard to find. Other than the snow, the one downside was that we lost the trail and ended up finding a ski resort instead.
Like others have said the first mile can be kind of uneventful but shortly after begins to be more of a challenge. We ended up taking the wrong path near the falls and had to backtrack so pay close attention when you hit the stream crossing. Bring plenty of fluids, I drank a small lake on the way in for some reason and don't think I could of comfortably made it back without dunking in the cold waterfall.
Easy access from the highway. Easy access to the upper falls. We met many people walking up and down the trail with basic walking shoes aka not hiking boots. Boots aren't necessary on this trail, just smart. The view from the top, especially with the leaves changing colors, is fabulous. Definitely a gate way hike for beginners.