Staunton SP

Staunton SP

Friday, May 15, 2009

Cascade Falls - Ouray

Cascade Falls Park
Ouray, CO

Date Hiked: May 15, 2009

Distance: .4 mi (RT)
Elevation Gain: Negligible
Managing Agency:  Ouray
Fee: None

Directions:  The park is located at the east end of 8th Ave in Ouray.

This is a very short hike to an incredible waterfall.  There are longer hikes that can be done from here, but if you are visiting Ouray, you really need to check out this waterfall as well as Box Canyon falls on the other side of town.  Just follow the wide trail to the base of the falls, no biggie, except for the falls of course...


  1. It’s a nice tiny blog about the Lower Cascade Trail and fall. Be sure to put this on your short list of things to do in Ouray. The trailhead is at the end of a steep street, and while the trail to the base of the falls is rather steep, it's also short, and easy to do for families with young kids. There is no charge for the hike, and kids can play at the base of the falls. I enjoyed this hike many time with my family before our boston new york washington dc tour. If you don't have time to do many things in Ouray, this should make your "short list", along with the hot springs.

  2. Thanks for commenting Juliana, hope your enjoying the blog - Steve