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Address: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

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Wonderful hike

About 0.3 miles into this 2 mile one way, hike you encounter Copeland Falls (add some mileage to the posted 1.7 because you will want to keep leaving the trail to get closer to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 August 2016
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

About 0.3 miles into this 2 mile one way, hike you encounter Copeland Falls (add some mileage to the posted 1.7 because you will want to keep leaving the trail to get closer to water). For almost the entire remaining distance to Calypso Cascades you will interact with the stream feeding these two falls, and they are constantly cascading down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a great trail if you have kiddos and are not an adventurous hiker. The trail passes a few falls on the way to Calypso Cascades (3.5 miles). The hike is beautiful. Get there early if you want to get a parking spot!

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

A well travelled hike with lots of shade for warm days - beautiful scenery and (of course) waterfalls!

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Little Rock, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

For a 1.8 mile hike (one way), the scenery is beautiful. The trail is well marked and easily identifiable. There is a steady climb uphill, all the way to Cascade Falls. My almost 70 year old mom was able to do the hike; slowly, but she made it! The falls are beautiful as are all the aspens and falls along... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This was a great milestone along the way to Ouzel Falls. For those who are able to park close and want a quick hike (walk) to a waterfall this may be a good option. Great for families and people of all ages to get to this milestone along the path. Well marked, easy to follow, and lots to explore.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

On the way to Ouzel Falls is Calypso Cascades. I think the difference has to do with the "free fall" of the water. Calypso is actually a more interesting water feature feature to many and makes it a short trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This was the prettiest hike from start to finish on our visit. It was along the trail almost the entire way. There mini cascades and beautiful views the whole way. Traveling on past the cascade to Ouzel Falls is well worth it also. The earlier you get here the better. As with all the popular trails the parking lot fills... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

THe hike is in a less used part of the park which is great. The elevation gain is not to much and the trail is in the trees. The cascades are really pretty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Don't miss Old Fall River Road when you're in RMNP. Yes, it's gravel/dirt, one way and there are no guard rails, but it's very safe and an incredibly scenic drive. The first pullout and parking area is at Calypso Cascades. You can stay at the top observation deck or take a quick walk down to view the falls from below.... More 

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Broomfield, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

From the main parking lot, most of this trail is flat, following the North St. Vrain Creek and passing by Copeland Falls. About a mile later, you take a bridge across the river to follow Cony Creek and that is where you begin your ascent to the cascades. The trail is shaded by trees and there is the constant reminder... More 

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