Hike the Falls Creek Loop

Rate this Adventure Falls Creek Trail

Distance

4.1 Miles

Elevation Gain

393 Feet

Activities

Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Loop

Forest
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers

The Falls Creek Loop is a 4.1 mile trail in the San Juan National Forest, just outside of Durango, Colorado. The trail features beautiful wild flowers, a waterfall, and scenic forest views. The trail is good for all skill levels, and is recommended for use from April to October. The trail is shared by hikers, mountain bikers, and trail runners.

Lots of side trails jut out from the main trail, and it is easy to lose your way. Take the middle trail at the first split, and keep following the main splits. You will find yourself on a steep downhill, which will lead to views of the waterfall. 

Photos: Scrub Hiker and Due Mele

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $129/night

Far View Lodge

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Distance

4.1 Miles

Elevation Gain

393 Feet

Activities

Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Loop

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Hike the Hidden Valley Loop

Adventure

Drive the San Juan Skyway from Durango to Ouray

Adventure

Hike the Colorado Trail to Gudy's Rest

Adventure

Hike the Animas Mountain Trail

More Nearby Adventures

Related Stories

destinations

A Magical Yosemite Valley Winter Storm

A Yosemite Winter Wonderland

gear

La Sportiva Women's Skwama Climbing Shoe Review

Super sticky, super responsive, and just as badass as the men’s version of the shoe.

travel

A Few Days in Rossland, BC - A Must-Stop on the Powder Highway

If this town of less than 4,000 friendly folks doesn’t charm your socks off, the terrain at RED M...

destinations

WATCH: A Way of Life Under Attack - 'Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee'

All over this country, indigenous people are literally just fighting for their identity.

More Stories