Lower Cascade Falls Trail | Colorado | 08/02/19

Lower Cascade Falls Trail | Uncompahgre National Forest

Ouray, CO | 08/02/19 | 0.52 miles | 209′ gain

Before heading home from our trip to Ouray, we wanted to hike to one of the waterfalls just outside town. There are a number to choose from, but we ultimately decided to visit the Lower Cascade Falls, and we were not disappointed.

Lower Cascade Falls from the lower overlook.

The hike is short and sweet, perfect for an easy day. The falls are visible from a lower overlook, but we wanted to get closer, so we followed the Ouray Perimeter Trail up a short ways to the upper overlook.

From the upper overlook.

The Lower Cascade Falls is the 7th in a series of waterfalls which can be reached via the Upper Cascade Falls Trail. I guess that just means we’ll have to come back another time!

The ledges could take you all the way over to the falls if you’re careful!


13 thoughts on “Lower Cascade Falls Trail | Colorado | 08/02/19

  1. That picture of you on the ledge by the waterfall made my legs turn to jelly all the way here in Pennsylvania. But it looks beautiful there and those are really good pictures! Glad you had a good time and thanks for all the hiking inspiration:0)). Beth

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