Fourth of july – time to get out and explore colorado and get in a hike!
Length: 3.8 to 4 miles, depending on your gps
Difficulty: Moderate – lots of ups and down, but shaded
Time: Less than 2 hours (lots of stops for dog training and resting at the falls)
Rating: Good hike, close to home! Shaded so not terrible in 80 degrees, should try again in the fall, see the colors.
I had done this hike with a friend a few years ago, but never found the falls. This time i did a smidge more research, and knew hubby and the boys and I could find the falls!
We got up at an acceptable time, got ready and headed out to evergreen. I got a little nervous when it was only 9am and 80 degrees on our way out of town… When we reached Evergreen the temps dipped to 75… good think we were going into the woods!
We found street parking, not terrible – and ran across the street to the trail head! Careful of the sharp blink curve, and of note, no trash cans at the trail head, to pack in and out your poop. Thanks boys! (TMI – paco pooped twice and winston once – sigh!)
The trail was up and down and up and down and up and down! Not too terrible but definitely not flat! There were a couple stream crossing, and when we eventually got the falls, as you can see – nothing spectacular, but still fun and cute!