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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Clear Creek Ranger District

Quick Facts

Maxwell Falls Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,800 Feet (2431.4 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 600 Feet (187.0 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 8,400 Feet (2618.5 Meters)
Length: 2.3 Miles (3.83 Kilometers)

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General Description

Maxwell Falls is a nice enjoyable hike and is one of the first trails to open in the spring. It is a nice enjoyable hike along Maxwell Creek. The falls are at there best this time of year also.

This is a relatively easy trail that opens early in the spring and stays open later in the fall. The only one on the Clear Creek Ranger District.

Directions from Evergreen: Take Highway 74 to the center of Evergreen. Turn right at the stoplight onto Highway 73. Go to Brook Forest Rd. and turn right. The lower trailhead is encountered first. To access the upper trailhead go past the lower trailhead to Black Mountain Road. On Black Mountain Road turn left and go 1.25 miles to the upper trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Spring through Fall .

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Difficulty: Easy
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: This is a great trail to bring your dog along (it's recommended in the book 'Canine Colorado'), but it's best to get there before 9 or 9:30 in the morning. Later in the morning and early afternoon, the trail and parking lot can get quite crowded in the summer. Also, by taking some of the trails up away from the creek, you can avoid most of the people.

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More Information

Visitor Information:

Clear Creek Ranger District, 101 Chicago Creek Rd, P.O. Box 3307 , Idaho Springs, CO, 80452, Phone: 303-567-2901, Fax: 303-567-3021

Clear Creek Ranger District Visitor Information Center, P.O. Box 3307 , Idaho Springs, CO, 80452, Phone: 303-567-2901, TTY: 303-567-3009


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