5 Breathtaking Waterfalls You Will Absolutely Love Near Estes Park

If you ever decide to take a nice visit to Estes Park in Colorado, you will be able to see breathtaking waterfalls that you will absolutely fall in love with. Waterfalls are normally created when the snow melts and makes it way down through valleys and rivers. The best time to see some of these incredible waterfalls is through spring and early summer. Being able to hear the sound of the water falling down on the rocks is very relaxing to most. You can even take in the cool mist while the sun is shining. Make sure that you are well prepared prior to visiting these hiking trails and viewing waterfalls.


 The waterfalls do produce currents that are relatively strong and powerful which can pull you down. The last thing you would want to do is end up trapped. The rocks are often slippery along the streamside. Make sure that you supervise all children very closely near their streams and rivers. 



This is one of the easiest hiking trails that you can take advantage of with family and or friends. It features a short set of stairs starting directly from the parking lot. You can count on a total of a 2.5mi round trip along with 465 ft of elevation. 

You should also be aware that the Old Fall River Road is generally open for the summer. This can take place anywhere between late June and early July. You will definitely be able to put your legs to work even though the road it does not open to vehicles. The trail features a relatively mild incline and a nice distance from the Endovalley picnic area. 

You can get more information about this trail by visiting https://www.hikingproject.com/gem/45/chasm-falls-and-old-fall-river-road



Make sure to visit Alberta Falls. The entire hiking trail is considered very easy. It is only 1.6 miles round trip with a 250ft elevation. These distances are through the Glacier Gorge Trailhead. You can access this trail very easily through the Bear Lake Trailhead. You will also be able to find a lot of parking but it will add a couple of miles to the initial round trip distance as well as an increased elevation gain. Most visitors tend to complete this trail entirely because it is that easy and the trail is considered to be very gentle. 

 You can find more information about this trail and the Alberta Falls by going to https://www.hikingproject.com/gem/26/alberta-falls



This trail is known to be moderation featuring a 5.3 mile round trip along with a 921ft elevation. Even though this trail is listed as moderation, you can make your own difficulty and distance. The trail also features three different waterfalls within the trail. You will be able to stop anywhere you would like. This route follows Wild Basin Trail and also offers a small detour to be able to see Copeland Falls.

 For more information about this trail and the waterfalls you can see, visit https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7018920/ouzel-falls-back.



If you are looking for more difficult trails but with some awesome waterfalls, you should visit Isabelle Glacier Falls. This trail is about 8.4 miles round trip and includes a 1660ft elevation. However, the trail is not located in Rocky Mountain National Park. Instead, it begins in the Brainard Lake Recreation Area. This will include a 45-minute drive directly on the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. As long as your dog is kept on a leash they will be allowed on this trail. You can find the falls located between Lake Isabelle and the Isabelle Glacier. Most people attempt this fall anytime between July and September. 

 If you would like more information, you can visit https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7004632/isabelle-glacier-trail.



This is yet another difficult trail but it features beautiful waterfalls known as Ribbon Falls. The trail itself is a 9.6-mile round trip and includes a 1643ft elevation. Both the distance and the elevation gain are to Black Lake where you can take a look at the waterfalls. Ribbon Falls goes right into the edge of Black Lake which then turns into Glacier Creek. This then leads downhill toward Mills and Jewel Lakes. You should be aware that there are no dogs allowed on this trail. Many people do not make it past a certain point on the Black Lake trail because it gets too difficult. 

 You can find more information about Ribbon Falls by going to https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7000499/mills-lake-black-lake-trail


All of these beautiful waterfalls can be found at Estes Park in Colorado. Some of these trails are easy and some are difficult. The best time of the year to go and see any of these falls is through late spring and early summer.