Grace Falls are the fifth and final waterfall you’ll find along a 12-mile out-and-back hike in Odessa Gorge, Rocky Mountain National Park. To reach the trailhead, drive .25 miles from the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station in Estes Park, turn left onto Bear Lake Road, go 1.25 miles and then turn right toward Moraine Park Campground. Drive .5 miles and turn left onto Fern Lake Road and continue 1.5 miles to winter parking or 2 miles to the summer lot at Fern Lake Trailhead. Hike the trail 5 miles to Odessa Lake. Hike around the right (west) side of the lake, cross over boulders and a creek to a grassy area at the base of the falls.
Recommended season(s): Late May-September
—Susan Joy Paul