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    141 m
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    3.5 km
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    Judd Falls Trail


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    The Judd Falls Trail is a laidback adventure near Gothic, Colorado that features beautifully scenic views of the surrounding Elk Mountains and the chance to visit a cascading waterfall. While out on the trail, you will wind through some light forest cover to the southeast, before arriving at the viewpoint overlooking Judd falls along Copper Creek. This quick and easy route is perfectly suited for a fun family adventure.

    Route Description for Judd Falls Trail

    For those times when you aren’t looking to get out into the mountains for a challenging adventure, the Judd falls Trail is a great hike near Gothic that will allow you to simply get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and take in some wonderful scenery.

    Setting out from the roadside parking area, you will follow the trail northeast past the toilet facilities, before it loops around to the southeast in the direction of the falls. Here, you will make your way through a stretch of woodland terrain, gaining a small amount of elevation before arriving at the viewpoint. Take some time here to appreciate the beauty of the cascading water of Judd Falls, before backtracking along the same trail to return to your vehicle.

    Getting to the Judd Falls Trail Trailhead

    The starting point for the Judd Falls Trail can be found at the Copper Creek/Judd Falls Trailhead on Gothic Road/FS-317.

    Route Information

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      Yes - On Leash

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    • Route Type:

      Out and back

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