Silver Falls Hike
The Silver Falls Hike is an amazingly scenic route in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado that will take you uphill to visit a cascading waterfall. While out hiking the trail, you will work your way uphill through the forest alongside Waterfall Creek, before arriving at the majestic viewpoint of Silver Falls. The road leading into the trailhead is fairly rough and will require a high clearance 4x4 vehicle to safely traverse.
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Route Description for Silver Falls Hike
The road to the Silver Falls Hike is a very rough one, but you shouldn’t let that keep you from experiencing this extremely short but wonderfully scenic route. If you enjoy stunning waterfalls set in the picturesque Colorado landscape, then you will certainly enjoy this hike.
Setting out from the trailhead at the edge of the road, you will make your way to the north and enter into the cover of the forest. Here, you will follow the path uphill alongside the banks of Waterfall Creek, listening to the sound of the crashing water grow louder as you approach the falls. Once there, you will have an incredible view of the water as it cascades down the rock face. After taking in the views, simply head back along the short trail to return to the trailhead.
Getting to the Silver Falls Hike Trailhead
The trailhead for the Silver Falls Hike can be found along County Road 667, 12.7 km east of the junction with US-160.
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