Summary: From the trailhead simply follow the trail along the stream as it leads you up to the falls. If the stream isn't flowing at the trailhead it's not likely there will be any falls to see at the end. There are several signs along the way to tell you a little about the area and the falls. Bring a rain jacket if you want to get very close to the falls.
Trailhead: From US 550 in Ouray turn East on 8th Avenue and follow it to its end. There is usually plenty of parking here. (Lat:38.02494 Lon:-107.66783)
Trail Guides for Cascade Falls of Ouray:
Best Seasons: Spring, Summer, Winter,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: Ouray Ranger District 970-240-5300
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Joshua Friesema, who has posted 97 other hikes on this site. To visit this reporters web site, click here.
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Reviewed by Wayne on 6/4/2010
Short and sweet. A nice little stroll. Absolutely visit the falls while in town. A great after dinner, or late evening walk. It's definatley worth the whole 5 minute trip!
Reviewed by Jim on 12/24/2008
It's not at the end of 8th STREET, it's at the end of 8th AVENUE.
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