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Address: Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

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Wonderful!!!

I hiked all over RMNP, but this one is my new favorite. Beautiful stream, great falls....and if you keep going to lake you'll be glad you did. About 11-12 miles round trip. Not a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
Timothy B
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Dunmore, Pennsylvania
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Dunmore, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I hiked all over RMNP, but this one is my new favorite. Beautiful stream, great falls....and if you keep going to lake you'll be glad you did. About 11-12 miles round trip. Not a hard hike ..but on the long side .....but worth it

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Huntington, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Strong flowing in September -- so I imagine this one is great year round. There are a bunch of places to hang out, eat some lunch and enjoy the beauty of the falls. Look for the Ouzel birds flying behind the water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I love waterfalls, so this hike was made for me. We went with a group of 14(!) and we were all able to easily get up to the second set of falls without any problem. There is some climbing, but it's stairs and not terribly steep. Physically, I wouldn't have minded keeping on for more, but time-wise, we needed to... More 

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KCMO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The water was up so that made a few of the stream crossings a little more interesting. Beautiful falls all along the hike. The road in is a bit rough, so plan on some extra time to the parking lot-it could be slow going depending on your vehicle.

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Westville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Ouzel Falls is a 5.4 mile there & back trail in Wild Basin. The hike is just wonderful. Though it can be moderately strenuous as it's uphill to get there. You're by the Ouzel Creek & it was a wild, thundering mass of water when we were there. Be careful around the water & make sure you don't fall in... More 

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Des Moines
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a more remote trail, but worth it. The bridge over the river was washed away, right at the falls, but the hike was worth it, just to see the falls. The trail to the falls has few difficult places. We are in our 70's and were able to complete the hike easily.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We took our daughter, her friend (both 12) our sister in law with my nephew (6) and make it to the Ouzel Lake. This was a nice little hike the kids were more than capable to make at their age. The are several look out points as well as the falls are fun for the kids to see just how... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We really enjoyed our hike to Ouzel Falls. The hike is about 3 miles long each way and about 1,000' elevation gain. The hike is not very strenuous at all and there is plenty to look at along the way (on your way you will see Copeland Falls, the North St. Vrain River, and Calypso Cascades). I would highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Evidently the parking situation at this trailhead is limited, so arrive early or you may have a mile long hike to the trailhead -- we did! We enjoyed this hike, there were people of all ages and many families along the trail and we were easily able to take our time and photograph the falls. When we arrived at Ouzel... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Ouzel Falls out of the Wild Basin Trailhead was a very enjoyable hike. The trail was well maintained and fairly easy with about a 1000 foot change in elevation. It was a very impressive waterfall for this time of year. We did follow a sort of trai8l to the base of the falls to get better pictures. The round trip... More 

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