Ouzel Falls

Quick Info

Distance:
6.2 Miles
Route Type:
Out & Back
Nearest Town:
Estes Park
Elevation Climb:
935
Difficulty Rating:
Approachable
View Rating:
3 Stars
Distance:
6.2 Miles
Route Type:
Out & Back
Nearest Town:
Estes Park
Elevation Climb:
935
Difficulty Rating:
Approachable
View Rating:
3 Stars

You know I love a waterfall! Well this trail has plenty and it’s really gorgeous. This hike is less about the views and more about the river & falls along the way. Plus, you get a good amount of shade, it’s easy to follow and despite the elevation gain, very approachable! This hike is in Rocky Mountain National Park, so you’ll need a reservation unless you go before 6am.

First up only a third of a mile in is Copeland Falls! They’re definitely pretty, but the least impressive of the three.

After 1.8 miles you hit Calypso Cascades which are absolutely breathtaking. I love that with these falls, the trail literally takes you over it so you’re able to fully take in the view.

Then 3 miles in you’re at Ouzel Falls which is pretty stunning. You can get a glimpse from the trail, but hike up a bit and you’re right underneath the falls & feeling the mist! We stopped here and had lunch right under the falls. There are trails that go beyond to other lakes & whatnot, but this was a perfect morning hike!

 

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

Join Kylie On YouTube!

Click HERE to get subscribed and join our YouTube community!

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

More From Kylie

Weekend in Colorado Springs

Weekend in Colorado Springs

I haven't spent any substantial time in Colorado Springs in years, so I was so delighted to take a weekend and totally relax in this very beautiful part of our state. I hadn't explored Garden of the Gods since college but it's as beauitful as ever. However, my very...

Wine & Wildflower Hike

Wine & Wildflower Hike

This was my first year at the Vail Wine Classic and it was an absolute blast. As expected, the wine was exceptional and getting to meet the people behind the wine made it all the more special. But maybe the best part was the Wine & Wildflower hike! I'm going to...

Weekend Hiking Trip in Vail

Weekend Hiking Trip in Vail

This summer I've been trying to get out of the city and into the mountains just about every weekend. When I was dealing with higher anxiety this spring I took note of what was important & what helps - and no surprise that has me prioritizing time in nature. I...

Denver on a Budget

Denver on a Budget

Denver can be an expensive city to live in and visit, but there are also a ton of ways to enjoy the Mile High City and the mountains on a budget. It can take a little creativity and lots of time outside, but here are my favorite ways to save money & still enjoy...

2022 Moab Road Trip

2022 Moab Road Trip

Moab is one of my favorite road trips from Denver - the drive is only 5 hours and the hiking, biking & off-roading trails are seemingly endless. This was my fifth trip to Moab and I was still amazed at the beauty and found new trails to explore. I knew it would...

Discussion Combustion Podcast

Discussion Combustion Podcast

I am so incredibly honored that the lovely men behind Denver's Discussion Combustion Podcast invited me to come and chat! After interviewing people on the news for a decade now, it's always funny to be in the other seat and honestly I was a little nervous about...