Who doesn’t love a good waterfall? Small ones, large ones, and everything in between, there’s something special about watching water cascade down the falls; it’s an equally beautiful and tranquil experience. If you’re a waterfalls enthusiast, you have to check out the falls within the borders of Rocky Mountain National Park. Here, you’ll find plenty of waterfalls to chase.
If you’re interested in exploring Rocky Mountain National Park’s waterfalls, you’ve come to the right place. The team at Estes Park Condos is here to help you; we’ve created a guide on our favorite waterfalls in the park.
Chasm Falls is highly accessible, making it incredibly popular for visitors. For that reason, Chasm Falls is one of Rocky Mountain National Park’s best waterfalls for families. You can park at the pull-off right off Old Fall River Road and enjoy a .1-mile walk to the falls. Keep in mind that Old Fall River Road is only open seasonally, usually from July through September. If the road is closed, you can park at the Endovalley Picinic Area and enjoy a 2.8-mile hike.
You’ll have to take on a moderate hiking trail to reach Fern Falls, but it is a gratifying trip. Start on the Fern Lake Trail, where you’ll be immersed in the forest and take in views of the Big Thompson River in more open spaces. You will reach Fern Falls after approximately 2.6 miles, and it sure is a beauty standing at 60 ft tall. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you have the option to continue hiking to Fern Lake, a very peaceful setting to rest.
Alberta Falls is one of Rocky Mountain National Park’s most gorgeous waterfalls, and it only takes a quick and easy hike to reach it. From the Glacier Gorge Trailhead, the falls are just about half a mile away. You’ll love taking in views of this 30 ft. waterfall, and hearing the water cascade down is sure to soothe your soul. The trail has plenty of seating options if you need to rest on your way to or from the falls.
Are you looking for a strenuous hike with a waterfall feature? Look no further than Ribbon Falls. Like Alberta Falls, you’ll start at the Glacier Gorge Trailhead, and you’ll actually pass by the falls along the way. Besides Alberta Falls, you’ll also pass Mills Lake and Jewel Lake on your 4.8-mile hike to Ribbon Falls. If you want to see where the water that spills off Ribbon Falls comes from, continue to Black Lake, which is surrounded by rugged mountains.
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These are just a few of the incredible waterfalls you can find in Rocky Mountain National Park. If you’re looking for a place to call home on your adventure, Estes Park Condos has you covered. Our luxury vacation rentals in Estes Park have all of the amenities you need for a great trip and are just a short drive away from the park. To stay with us, please check availability online or call us at 970-577-0068.