7 of Colorado's Best Waterfall Hikes

7 of Colorado's Best Waterfall Hikes

Colorado is known for its high alpine landscapes filled with colorful wildflowers and craggy snow-capped peaks.  But for those in the know, the Centennial State also boasts another extraordinary feature: WATERFALLS.

More than 80 named waterfalls rage down open canyons or are tucked into secluded corners, with countless more unnamed flows. While some of these cascades are roadside attractions, the best ones take a little more sweat equity to reach. Below, I’ve included seven of Colorado’s best waterfall hikes that require visitors to get moving in order to view the good stuff. Whether you’re a beginner or expert hiker, you’ll find a “dream” waterfall on this list.


By Heather Balogh Rochfort, Denver Post 


For more information on how to access Zapata Falls (near Alamosa) check out Pocket Pals Trail Maps' 14er Map for Blanca, Ellingwood Point, and Little Bear Peak 


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