Maxwell Falls Trail

Maxwell Falls Trail is in Evergreen Colorado.  It is quick half day hike with lots of woodland shade, a waterfall, cliffs and plenty of people and dogs!  Yeah it’s pretty popular.   If you’ve never hiked before this makes a good primer.   There are actually two ways to travel this hike.   The lower and upper trail heads.  The lower leads to the falls quicker.  But, if you want a good hike that works up to a nice surprise, take the upper trailhead.  The trail signage is not that great, but there is usually enough people up there to ask.  GPS won’t help you find the parking, so just be watchful of parked cars.

How to get there:  About 40 minutes from Denver – Follow I-70 W. Take exit 252 from I-70 Continue on CO-74 S. Drive to Turn right on S Brook Forest Rd. Trail Parking is on the left.

Hike Stats:

Drive time:  40-50 min
Trail Miles: 1.6 to 4 Miles
Features: Waterfall, Woods, Creek and Overlook
Type: Out & back loop
Traffic: High
Difficulty: Moderate
Pets:  Dogs on Leash
Season:  May – Oct

If you go:  Please help protect our wildlife and their natural habitat and follow the rules!  Keep your dogs on a leash, pick up and pack out everything you bring in, do not leave a trace.

 

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