9 Beautiful Waterfalls In Colorado You Should Visit 

1. Continental Fall

To reach the falls, you'll climb 1,070 feet in 2.5 miles at 10,380 feet starting elevation (yes you'll be huffing and puffing), but it's worth the effort. 

2. Rifle Fall

Inside Rifle Falls State Park near the town of Rifle in northwestern Colorado, Rifle Falls is another super accessible waterfall.  

3. North Clear Creek Fall

To reach the falls, you'll take the Silver Thread Scenic Byway to Forest Road 510 — look for the turnoff just after Spring Creek pass.  

4. Forsythe Fall

Just outside of Boulder, the hike to Forsythe Falls is a good choice for families or anyone looking for a relatively easy hike.  

5. Booth Fall

The 3.9-mile round trip (it is an out-and-back route) gains 1,358 feet on the way up to Booth Falls, making it quite a difficult uphill haul.  

6. Bear Creek Fall

The hike to Bear Creek Falls along the Bear Creek Preserve Trail is one of Telluride's most popular family-friendly hikes.  

7. Horsetooth Fall

A number of animals also call this area home, and you can spot everything from deer to coyotes in the tall grasslands. 

8. Maxwell Fall

One of the closest waterfalls to Denver, Maxwell Falls is in Evergreen, about 45 minutes west of the city center. 

9. Hanging Lake

Not only is the lake itself an unexpected color for its location — it looks like it should be part of the sea in a tropical paradise.

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