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Lower Cascade Falls Trail

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 3.6 (5)

A short, moderately busy trail with easy access from Ouray, CO featuring a waterfall.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.2

KM

Point to Point

8,717' 2,657 m

High

7,975' 2,431 m

Low

742' 226 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

19%

Avg Grade (11°)

52%

Max Grade (27°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Waterfall

Description

Lower Cascade Falls Trail is a short, moderately busy out and back trail located on 8th Avenue in downtown Ouray, CO. In less than .5 miles, there is a beautiful waterfall and a bench to sit down, relax, and enjoy the view. There is ample parking at Cascade Falls Park, with a few picnic tables. Due to snow, access may be limited between November and February. From the trailhead, follow the path next to the stream, and it will lead you up to the falls. From there, you can continue back a short ways to the main trail and climb steep terrain to the Amphitheater Campground and a junction with the Upper Cascade Falls Trail #213.

Contacts

Local Club: Ouray Trail Group

Shared By:

Matthew Crum

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  3.6 from 5 votes

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  3.6 from 5 votes
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Photos

View of Cascade Falls from below.
Dec 8, 2016 near Ouray, CO
Lower Cascade Falls becomes encased in ice come winter.
May 12, 2017 near Ouray, CO

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Aug 2, 2021
Jesse Buchman
0.7mi
Jul 18, 2020
Erfan Hakimian
2h 00m
Sep 30, 2019
Curtis Forrester
Sep 26, 2019
Felicia Asmussen
0.7mi
Aug 17, 2019
Crystal Smith
Jun 4, 2019
Eric Jackson
family hike, just up to the lower falls 0.4mi — 0h 30m
Sep 4, 2016
Matthew Crum