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Hard to believe this beautiful stream and falls is very near the Great Sand Dunes NP, especially on... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
harphaulingdad
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Weddington, North Carolina
Fall Vacay

So to start out with..... the road leading to the trail head is horrible.... but the falls and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Will H
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  • Average7%
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“rough road” (25 reviews)
“sand dunes” (47 reviews)
“short hike” (28 reviews)
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Mosca, CO
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Hard to believe this beautiful stream and falls is very near the Great Sand Dunes NP, especially on a hot day! The rocky road up to the parking area is very rough as others have said, and you will need to plan at least 30...More

Thank harphaulingdad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So to start out with..... the road leading to the trail head is horrible.... but the falls and the view are so worth it! There is a look out where you can see the dunes and the hike to the falls wasn't all that bad!...More

Thank Will H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to all for spot on advice! Yes, the 2 mile road is rocky, just factor some extra time into your trip and take it SLOW. We arrived around 9:30 am, were driving back around 11, and saw lots more vehicles heading in! Yes, you...More

Thank GloryDayz3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rough, rough, rough, rough road, but it's doable. Great long distance views of the sand dunes when you get there. The 'falls' were unspectacular in early October.

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The road is very rough but can be navigated by most vehicles. Take your time! There is limited parking at the trail head. There are bathrooms at the trail head. The walk back the trail is up a mild incline. You can't see the falls...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The falls are a short hike (1/4-1/2 mile one way) from the parking area. The trail has gravel and rocks but isn't bad. Not that steep either, a easy quick hike. The falls are pretty, you can walk in the creek up to them -...More

Thank Becca_6737
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike up is not long (about 1/2 mile I believe) but fairly steep and very rocky. Once you get to the top, you can't actually see the fall without walking through very cold water to the 'cove' . A bit of an obstacle course...More

Thank Jacque P
Reviewed August 14, 2017

We debated about doing this hike as others made the road sound like you needed 4 wheel drive. It is rough but we went slow and had no issues at all. The trail is rocky, and somewhat steep but it is wide and there are...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Stopped through here on our way out of Great Sand Dunes. Well worth the trip and the hike! You'll have to walk through the water to get up to the falls, so be prepared. And the water was quite cold, even in August. Beautiful sight...More

Thank ktimmons001
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

If you have a foot wheeler or offroad vehicle, this is a great stop. Three miles of cobbles straight up the mountain. I don't think that the state wants many visitors to see this fabulous falls.

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Johnny L
June 18, 2017|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
I went in March and the waterfall inside was nearly all frozen. Once inside the cave, the ice is very slippery. I'm assuming as summer progresses, the ice thins out.
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Richard T
June 10, 2017|
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Response from magdabruna | Reviewed this property |
yep! ride slow but worth the small bad road trip :)
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Kbd1123
May 5, 2017|
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Response from magdabruna | Reviewed this property |
Yes sure We drove an SUV perfect up to the parking for he falls
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