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Address: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

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Never expected water in a woods to be so cool.

I highly recommend this hike. It is perfect because you get a great view of nature up close and it doesn't require a tremendous hike. Ouzel Falls is one of the coolest things I... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
Hinsdale, Illinois
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Hinsdale, Illinois
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

I highly recommend this hike. It is perfect because you get a great view of nature up close and it doesn't require a tremendous hike. Ouzel Falls is one of the coolest things I have ever seen in a forest.

Thank boone5
Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Very short side trip on the way to Quzel Falls, especially if you haven't adjusted to the altitude. Recommend doing this stop on the way up to Quzel Falls.

Thank NSP9454
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

My husband, 3 year old daughter, and I walked from the Wild Basin parking lot area to Copeland Falls during our vacation in Rocky Mountain Natl Park. you have to go into the park in the Wild Basin area and drive down a bumpy road to the parking lot. it was very busy but we were able to get a... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is such a gentle hike that in spite of the altitude most people will be able to handle it. I recommend it to friends with children because of the creek, the chipmunks, lots of places to rock climb and play in tithe water.

Thank Rosesonata
Broomfield, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I would place this as a destination for those that cannot sustain a long hike and would like to take in a bit of nature. These falls on the North St. Vrain Creek are not awe inspiring, rather they are wide and not too terribly high. However, they are in a nice setting and there are expansive flat rock areas... More 

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Saugerties, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We were heading for Ouzel Falls but chose to turn around at Copeland Falls due to bad weather. If Copeland is your actual destination, you might be disappointed. The falls are not all that impressive, even with spring runoff. The advantage is that it is a short and easy walk for those who can't or choose not to do something... More 

Thank onbelay66
Estes Park, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

I'm going to combine these two incredible falls ~ Hidden Falls is best enjoyed during the winter months as it is a mere trickle of water at any other time. Hidden Falls is a destination for all who enjoy ice climbing (85' column of ice). Copeland Falls is right before you get to the elusive Hidden Falls. You can access... More 

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Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

we came to realize that the .3 mile hike had turned into an uphill never ending hike until we ran into other hikers who said that they had seen 3 waterfalls. we abruptly turned around having known that one of the falls was a considerable distance from our car. not long after, we saw a sign for upper falls which... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We have done this very short hike a couple times. Nice stretch of the legs and a good acclimating walk in Rocky Mountain National Park. The falls are beautiful and the walk is very easy less than a mile in and out. Also basically no change in elevation. Anyone can make this hike and the falls at the end are... More 

Thank jeffrey w
Kortessem, Belgium
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

Ouzel Falls (more or less same distance but it requires a climb) are somehow a better choice. This is worth a short break when hiking to Bluebird or Thunder Lake.

Thank Jan D

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