Of the many waterfalls that cascade down into Colorado Springs from the mountains above North Cheyenne Cañon, this is the tallest and most stunning. Starting in North Cheyenne Cañon Park, follow the closed Gold Camp Road for about a mile, bypassing the collapsed tunnels, to where the trail to the falls branches off to the right. It’s another 1.7 miles to a short spur to the left that leads to the base of the falls. This is a great place to cool off on a hot summer day, just a few miles from town. To reach the top of the falls, return to the trail and switchback up. This section is steeper on loose rock, and so more difficult than the rest of the hike. Enjoy the views and return the way you came.
Recommended season(s): Spring to early summer.
–R. Scott Rappold