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Beautiful but need to be in shape to view this natural wonder. Can drive three miles in then hike another half a mile. Wade throgh the creek and then go through a cave to view... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 June 2016
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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Beautiful but need to be in shape to view this natural wonder. Can drive three miles in then hike another half a mile. Wade throgh the creek and then go through a cave to view the falls but worth it if able.

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Addison
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

The drive up to the trail is fun if you're adventurous, perhaps scary if you aren't. My minivan had no problems getting us to our destination. I was hesitant of the hike on such a warm day, but I was so glad I did. Once you reach the area of the falls it's like you just walked into an air... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

This was a nice hike. The trail does have a lot of loose rocks so be careful. I wore hiking sandals to help with walking through the creek, but it was a bad idea because of the rocky nature of the trail. If you want to see the falls, you will have to get in the creek, so your feet... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

20 mins rough road and 10 mins moderate hike, you will end up with beautiful falls and creak. Reaching falls is little risky, as water is overflowing. Note: There is no big board sign for this place, just 2 miles from the intersection 6 & 150, towards 150 S.

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Hyde Park, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

The road into the falls area is rough. We were glad we had a Subaru Outback. It is a beautiful area and nice clear stream. The falls is inside some large rocks and if the stream is not almost dry it is difficult to get to where the waterfall is. I had a water bottle and camera in my hands... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Super easy hike, although a bit rough if your wearing high heels as we saw a few on the trail. About 20 - 30 minutes from the parking lot and 1/4 of a mile hike/walk to the falls . Your feet will get wet if you want to see the actual falls. The water was very cold but your only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

The drive up to the falls is bumpy but adventurous. There is a hike up to the falls so wear correct shoes and clothing. Very much worth the crazy drive an hike

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

The walk up to the falls is nice, but kind of strenuous. They have benches along the way so you can rest. Didn't get to see the falls as there's a point where it's difficult to cross over to get to cave. But it was enjoyable. Nine year old enjoyed going up.

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

The drive up to the falls is pretty awful - rutty, rocks, huge potholes and washboarding. If you can make it up there, the falls and park are beautiful. we made it to the mouth of the falls and saw the ice sheet that is still clinging to the cliff walls where the water hits the stream. I walked up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Our group (which included two 65+ and a child under 2) really enjoyed this hike. The road up is not as terrible as some reviews describe - it is passable in a sedan (there were several sedans parked in the lot at the top). The road is wash boarded and there are some potholes and large rocks, but if you... More 

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