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Lower Cascade Trail and Falls

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beautiful and restful

The falls is beautiful. You can get right to the bottom of the falls and some people with kids... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Laura B
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Nice Hike

Easy access but a little steep in places . One trail takes you on the edge of a cliff . The hike to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hat Choeng Mon
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“easy hike” (25 reviews)
“short hike” (27 reviews)
“in town” (23 reviews)
Ouray, CO
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The falls is beautiful. You can get right to the bottom of the falls and some people with kids were in the water. The walk to the falls is short but steep. With the altitude difference, you have to give yourself permission to stop and...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy access but a little steep in places . One trail takes you on the edge of a cliff . The hike to the falls is easy however .

Thank BlueMoonhat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy stroll to base of waterfall right in town. I would recommend going at sunset for a beautiful view. Picnic tables are also available.

Thank gecko1945
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorites - i love going to the waterfall and seeing what all has changed during the winter. I also like to go around the side of the mountain to view Ouray from up high. Its just an amazing view. The...More

Thank angela m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hiked the falls with my wife in June. It was not that difficult of a hike and you can get very close to the falls. Makes for some great photo opportunities, takes maybe 10-15 mins to hike there

Thank Jonathan T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very nice view of the Lower Falls. It was an easy trail to climb and right next to the river! We had a blast!

Thank Fidel P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can see this from downtown OURAY. Drive to the entrance and walk up close enough you get wet from the spray. Easy walk.

Thank 55711Cancunsunset
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Within walking distance from downtown, Lower Cascade Falls are a pretty spot to sit, relax and enjoy the outdoors. We did not take the extensive trails but did walk to the base of the falls. There is a shaded bench at the foot of the...More

Thank kimstrange92673
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Great for all! Easy to hike to with parking just below the falls. There is a nice bench that you can sit in and admire the falls. They can be viewed from the city below as well but it is worth going there because their...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is an easy and beautiful walk. We took our 8 and 3 year old as well as our parents who are in their 70's. There is a lookout point with great views or you can hike a little farther (and steeper) and get right...More

Thank worldadventurer2017
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