Lecia Finney

With the snow melt still going strong this waterfall is full and flowing (May, 2017). An easier way to get there - turn off Falls Hwy onto Dead Indian Memorial Rd, then a quick left on NF-3600, park on the roadside by the turn for NF-3610, and follow NF-3610 to the GPS coordinates of the falls (42.39715, -122.18207). This is a great waterfall and pretty easy to get to if you have the GPS coordinates of the falls. We didn't, so we wandered through the woods quite a bit.

I did this hike in late January when the snow was deep and the lakes completely frozen (looked like meadows not lakes), it was excellent! We wore microspikes on our shoes and enjoyed sliding around a little on the downhill bits. Many people were there in snowshoes or even skis. In the winter there are several trail options people have taken, all lead to Emerald Lake. We arrived middday so the morning rush people had left and we got great parking and plenty of solitude on the trail.

We enjoyed this hike a few weeks after a big snow in January in the middle of the day. The views out to the Indian Peak range were great. The trail is easy, though the shady areas had hard packed ice so we used our ice trekers for better traction. A great little hike on the far side of the Flat Irons, and a beautiful drive just outside of Boulder.