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Adams Falls Trail

West Portal Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Probably my favorite feature of the park.

A short hike that gets a little rock and steeper as you go along, but not that far. The trailhead... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Steve F
Nunica, Michigan
Worth the .3 mile walk

This is definitely worth the short walk to the falls. It is not a strenuous walk. There were many... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dallas, Texas
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West Portal Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A short hike that gets a little rock and steeper as you go along, but not that far. The trailhead is outside of Grand Lake, CO on the west side of the park. After the short hike (less than a half-mile I think) you begin...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is definitely worth the short walk to the falls. It is not a strenuous walk. There were many children and senior adults on the trail. The trail to the falls is actually in Grand Lake before you get to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Thank Gma58
Reviewed 1 week ago

The trail for this is reached from outside the park from Grand Lake. The hike is very short and easy without much elevation gain so it's a great hike for people who might not be as fit for some of the longer/harder hikes. Great hike...More

Thank Rotel1026
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I chose to do this hike instead of the other waterfall hikes due to the amount of snow at the other waterfalls. We saw a fox at the beginning of this trail! The trail was easy and short. If you do the...More

1  Thank Ginas418
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a few minutes to explore and decided to take the .3 mile hike to Adams Falls. WOW! In mid June the snow melt was flowing at full force with impressive results. It was an inspirational easy hike, well within most people's capabilities. Make...More

1  Thank COSflier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very easy hike 0.3 miles starting at 8391 ft. Gushing water from melting snow was great to see and hear.

Thank Jay_as_tripvisor
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Adams Falls is 0.3 miles up the East Inlet Trail. It is a worthy destination in its own right but only the first of many water features along this 9.25 mile trail. From 5.5 miles to trail's end are five beautiful lakes. In order, they...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed February 10, 2017

This was a wonderful short hike with lots of beauty. No Water/sign of the falls unless you know they are there. the snow was higher than the railing. it was pretty packed which was a plus since we did not have our snow shoes. There...More

1  Thank Barbe22
Reviewed November 19, 2016

If you make it to the western side of Rocky Mountain NP and are looking for a short hike to a pretty place, take the Adams Falls trail just east of Grand Lake. There is plenty of parking at the trailhead. The falls is easy...More

1  Thank AlumniGuy
Reviewed November 15, 2016

This was a very easy hike in and out but must be done on foot. There were some trees down across trail so you must be able to make your way over or around them but well worth it. We did the short hike to...More

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