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Colorado Waterfalls

Colorado has many waterfalls throughout the state and I've only had the chance to scratch the surface.

Booth Creek Falls:

Trailhead GPS: 39.65052,-106.32092 (Booth Creek Trailhead parking on Booth Falls Road)
Waterfall GPS: 39.67257,-106.31153

Booth Creek Falls is a 60-foot waterfall on its namesake in Eagle County.  The waterfall is located in the Eagles Nest Wilderness in Holy Cross Ranger District, White River National Forest.  The hike to the falls is about 4 miles round trip and moderately difficult.

To visit the falls, head east from Vail on I-70 to exit 180 for East Vail.  Turn left to go under the interstate and left on the Frontage Road.  In just under a mile, turn right on Booth Falls Road and proceed to the parking lot at the end.  This is a popular area and the parking lot is not big so try to arrive early to get a spot.

Follow Booth Creek Trail (#2011) from the end of the parking lot.  It switchbacks up and enters Eagles Nest Wilderness, following Booth Creek upstream about 2 miles to the waterfall.  The trail gains about 1300 vertical feet, so its moderately steep.  The area around the waterfall is very steep and rocky so view the falls from a safe spot.

Bridal Veil Falls (Idaho Springs):

Trailhead GPS: 39.74151,-105.51490 (Parking lot on 17th Avenue)
Waterfall GPS: 39.74035,-105.51573

Bridal Veil Falls is a spring-fed waterfall on a tributary of Clear Creek in Clear Creek County.  The waterfall is located in Idaho Springs and is an easy half-mile walk on a paved trail to see the waterfall.

To visit the falls, head west from Denver on I-70 for about 20 miles to Idaho Springs.  Get off on exit 240 and turn right on 13th street, then the second right on Miner Street.  Drive through town for about 0.2 miles and turn right on 17th Avenue.  There is a public parking lot at the end of the street on the right.  From here, follow the paved path under the interstate to the waterfall and water wheel.  The water wheel was built in 1893 by Charlie Tayler, who attributed his good health to the fact that he never kissed women or took baths.