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Adams Falls Trail

West Portal Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Nice Little Hike to Great Falls

This was the start of our hike to back country camping- trail head is right at the end of Grand... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Short hike to amazing waterfall.

This is a short hike, about 1/3 of a mile, but there is a pretty good climb, so out-of-shape folks... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Auburn, Illinois
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West Portal Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

This was the start of our hike to back country camping- trail head is right at the end of Grand Lake and there is a parking lot. Bit of an up but you can circle around the falls as well at the viewing area. Great...More

Thank LAlysonZ
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This is a short hike, about 1/3 of a mile, but there is a pretty good climb, so out-of-shape folks (such as myself) should take it fairly slowly. Like many places in Rocky Mountauin National Park, the view changes about every 15 steps, so make...More

Thank truthmission
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Calypso Cascades is much better than Adams Falls but this attraction motivated us to explore the West side of RMNP, which was totally worth the drive. Grand Lake is serene and less-crowded than Estes Park. We also saw much more wildlife on the W side...More

Thank Emilie D
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This is a nice first up hike when visiting RMNP. 0.3miles from start to the falls. Little bit of a climb but not difficult.There is a pool just upstream of the viewing deck that little ones can splash around in.

Thank Jasmeer R
Reviewed 1 July 2017

One of the Park Rangers at the Alpine Visitor's Center told us about these falls and said we should not miss it. The trail and Adams Falls is actually just outside the park in the little town of Grand Lake. (Follow Route 34 out of...More

Thank Cecilia R
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The Adams falls is a cascade waterfall within .3 of a mile from the start of the trail. The falls are a nice treat, but continue on to the meadow for more amazing views and some wildlife. We saw moose, deer, elk, hummingbirds, and chipmunks.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 June 2017

A short hike that gets a little rock and steeper as you go along, but not that far. The trailhead is outside of Grand Lake, CO on the west side of the park. After the short hike (less than a half-mile I think) you begin...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is definitely worth the short walk to the falls. It is not a strenuous walk. There were many children and senior adults on the trail. The trail to the falls is actually in Grand Lake before you get to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Thank Gma58
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The trail for this is reached from outside the park from Grand Lake. The hike is very short and easy without much elevation gain so it's a great hike for people who might not be as fit for some of the longer/harder hikes. Great hike...More

Thank Rotel1026
Reviewed 14 June 2017

My family and I chose to do this hike instead of the other waterfall hikes due to the amount of snow at the other waterfalls. We saw a fox at the beginning of this trail! The trail was easy and short. If you do the...More

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