Trail of Highways™ FourMile Trail Hiking to Falls Creek Waterfalls sq 2 6 13 2015
A beautiful hike and awesome waterfalls.
Of the many trails to waterfalls in Colorado, this one starts out differently than most, because you’re heading downhill, instead of up. You go through a pine forest for a good distance, then you cross a creek and start going uphill. The trail opens up at this point with nice views of the surrounding mountains. And you also have aspen trees along the side of the trail.
Eventually, you get back into the pine trees again but you go back and forth between the trees and open areas. Many parts of the trail are rocky or gravel-like, so take your time. You cross a couple of small creeks, then when you’re maybe about ¾ of the way to the falls, there’s a fairly tricky stream crossing. There’s a log across it but it’s not completely solid so it’s a good idea to have a hiking stick or pole, for balance.
Shortly after that, you’ll come to a point where you can see Falls Creek Falls streaming down a cliff, off to your left. Keep going though, for the best view. Just follow the trail, and in a short time, you’ll reach the cliff from which the falls tumbles down. This is one of the few waterfalls in Colorado we’ve seen, that you can look at from that angle, and I think it’s neat!