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Ouzel Falls

Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 361-993-5309
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Great hike to 2 beautiful waterfalls!

Located in the wild basin area, this 5.4 mile round trip goes past Calypso Cascades and ends at... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
In company of Wildflowers and River

For me this was the most beautiful hike in RMNP. The cascading river and flowers were pleasant... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Sacramento, California
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+1 361-993-5309
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Located in the wild basin area, this 5.4 mile round trip goes past Calypso Cascades and ends at Ouzel falls. Climb up to the base of the falls if you can for a close up view. A very short distance past here gives a view...More

Thank 3danimator
Reviewed 9 September 2017

For me this was the most beautiful hike in RMNP. The cascading river and flowers were pleasant company along this 3 mile trail. Although quite uphill on some sections but so scenic that I didn't feel it was challenging. In addition to the Copland falls...More

Thank Tulika_sac
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Plan a early start, a lot of people come down here expecting to escape the crowds. Parking is limited. Worth the drive down to this area. Most of the hike follows the river, see a couple other falls on the way. Then you pass through...More

1  Thank Todd G
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is a beautiful fall that you can visit with a not so hard hike. dont remember exact distance now you can find it on the guide.

Thank AJNY1983
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Beautiful hike but parking was a nightmare. The "hidden gem" of RMNP is longer hidden! Got there at 10:30 AM and the rangers had already shut down the road to the parking area meaning an extra 2 1/2 miles of walking. Left and came back...More

1  Thank Bill A
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We were lucky enough to find parking right next to the trailhead, but try to be there early. The hike itself was pretty nice, about 6 miles roundtrip, in a beautifully maintained trail. There is a lot of water throughout the hike and some falls...More

1  Thank cerna24
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We've done this hike a couple of times and it is wonderful. It's about 75% shade so it's relatively cool. There are a few stops on the way up with some smaller falls as well. This last visit was in July on a Thursday morning...More

Thank Troy P
Reviewed 3 July 2017

First, you must get to this area early if you want a parking place. We were there by 10am and needed to park 1.5m away. The hike is a nice hike in that you following St Vrain Creek virtually all the way in. We were...More

1  Thank Sunlady56
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I hiked to Ouzel yesterday with our 2-yr old on his back. It was a real workout! Our feet are very sore today! The path was mostly clear and walkable but there are some areas of very deep snow and mud. On...More

3  Thank natalieandreoli
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Wild Basin is located on HWY 7, the best hike has three water falls 1. Copeland Falls. 2. Calypso lower and upper falls. 3. Quzel Falls This hike is easy to moderate hike, with water falls and beautiful scenery. Upper Calypso falls is an excellent...More

1  Thank lt1208
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