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Adams Falls Loop

Easy/Intermediate
 4.6 (15) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A family friendly loop that culminates with views of the stunning Adams Falls.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.2

KM

Out and Back

8,568' 2,612 m

High

8,413' 2,564 m

Low

329' 100 m

Up

346' 106 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (10°)

108%

Max Grade (47°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly This is an easy and short loop with maximum entertainment value!

Overview

This is a very short, easily accessible route that would be great for families or trail users with limited mobility/endurance.

Need to Know

Given the easily accessible nature of this hike, and the impressive nature of the falls, this route is often very crowded.

Description

This route begins at the East Inlet Trail. Start up the East Inlet Trail and look for the Adams Falls Trail to branch off to the right. Turn right and follow it to the overlook of the falls. By no means the largest cascades in the park, Adams Falls are still very impressive, especially during the spring snowmelt.

Follow the path to another observation point and eventually back to East Inlet Trail. Turn left onto East Inlet Trail and follow it back to the trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

RMNP is a massive park that is mostly characterized by a montane ecosystem. Here are some of the Flora and Fauna that you may encounter along this trail:

Flora: Ponderosa pine, douglas fir, wildflowers, shrubs
Fauna: Elk, mule deer, moose, bighorn sheep, coyotes, black bears, cougars, butterflies.

For more detailed information regarding the park's diverse ecosystems, click HERE.

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Brian Smith

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  4.6 from 15 votes

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#806

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Grand Lake CO 2013
Dec 5, 2017 near Grand Lake, CO
Adams Falls, Rocky Mountain National Park
Dec 5, 2017 near Grand Lake, CO

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Jun 27, 2022
Su Jin Kim
Jun 18, 2021
Michael Schieferecke
0.9mi
Oct 16, 2020
Nicole Young
Stopped by the falls and continued on the East inlet trail to see the meadow and more. 4.5mi — 2h 00m
Aug 10, 2020
Mathew Brown
Jul 26, 2020
James Heil
0.7mi
Jul 8, 2020
Tim McClelland
Jun 17, 2020
Cyndi Jones
0.7mi — 0h 30m
Jun 14, 2020
Rachel Pierstorff
0.6mi