North Clear Creek Falls in the Fall

North Clear Creek Falls

This spectacular waterfall is located along the Silver Thread Scenic and Historic byway, between the towns of Creede and Lake City, Colorado. The 100+ foot waterfall is carved into the landscape of southwestern Colorado - cutting through cliff rocks to make one of the most scenic landscapes you'll see in Colorado. Indeed, it's most often referred to as 'the most photographed waterfall in Colorado.

This stunning waterfall requires no hike, and is wheelchair and handicap accessible. A rest stop with amenities overlooks the waterfall. Access is limited to snowshoers and snowmobilers from December-ish to April-ish.


South Clear Creek Falls

South Clear Creek Falls is half way between Creede and Lake City. You view the falls from the base, surrounded by towering rock walls. It's quite a sight to behold in any season! The trailhead is located on the back side of the Silver Thread Campground, and has plenty of parking. To see the falls requires a short 15 minutes hike (less than 1/4 mile) on a well-maintained trail. The walk is kid and pet friendly, and appropriate for most ages!

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Treasure Falls on Wolf Creek Pass

When traveling over Wolf Creek Pass, visitors should stop at the scenic overlook just before the hairpin turns. A spectacular view of the West Fork of the San Juan River will inspire you to snap a selfie! A couple of switchbacks later, and you should pull over again at the large parking area. It marks the entrance to a hiking path leading to the base of Treasure Falls, a beautiful cascade that runs nearly all year, dropping grandly across the face of a rough volcanic cliff. The trail is about 1⁄4 mile, well maintained, and suitable for all ages!

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Big Meadows Reservoir

Cascade Falls is a short 1/4 mile walk with a steep section at the falls. The hike is kid-friendly but may require navigating over some logs and rocks.The trailhead is located on the middle campground loop, near site #20. Parking is limited.

The Spillway Waterfall is located at the south end of the 600 acre lake, and begins under the bridge.

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