Explore Hayes Creek Falls

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Added by Luke Medsker

This Waterfall is just the cherry on top to the very scenic road that Highway 133 will take you on!

Right off of Highway 133 about 2 miles south of Redstone, lies a very easy-to-get-to Waterfall. Park your car off to the side of the highway, walk about 100 feet and you will find this glorious waterfall. The fall is best to see in the late Spring to early Summer. From late Spring, to early Summer, is usually when the waterfall is at its peak. The waterfall is fed by snow-melt, which leads to the reason why the waterfall is raging from mid April, to the middle of July or even further depending on how much snow the area got the prior winter.

Above the beautiful "Hays Creek Falls," also referred to as "Hayes Creek Falls," is something unreal. I traveled there a couple summers ago and was curious what lies above the waterfall. Off to the left when you first see the waterfall is a very narrow, steep, and hard-to-see trail. If you follow the trail, or basically climb on all fours, you will eventually find the top of the waterfall. If the water is low enough you can hop over the stream to the opposing side, which isn't very safe. SO, be careful!

If you continue to follow the stream even higher you will find these little pots that the fast-flowing stream has created over the years. They almost look like swimming holes but considering the water is 'snow-melt,' it is not very warm.

You can only get so far, following the stream until you reach another waterfall. Which from my knowledge does not yet have a name. Its nothing too exciting, but it is interesting to find.

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Great stop in spring and one of the most magical places during winter.

During the spring when the run off is in full blow, it’s an amazing and spectacular waterfall!! If you go during the winter, they falls freeze, and you can get some spectacular views!

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over 4 years ago

Small falls

It's an interesting stop along the road but the falls are not particularly photogenic. Water flow is very seasonal and the falls are usually a trickle in autumn.

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