Ouzel Falls Trail

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#4 of 111 trails in Rocky Mountain National Park
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Ouzel Falls Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Allenspark, CO that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until November.

5.2 miles 895 feet Out & Back
hiking river views waterfall wild flowers
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Very good hike. Took it last Sept alone and plan to take extended family in July.

Nate Sullivan
11 days ago

6 Completed2 Reviews

This is a beautiful, moderately challenging hike at an elevation of about 8000ft. Unfortunately we went in February and there were no waterfalls to be seen -- everything was under a thick blanket of snow. Coming back in the summer or fall, I can imagine this being a 5* hike as the pictures of the falls look really awesome.

Jason Peyser
27 days ago

6 Completed0 Reviews

Debbie Gregory
1 month ago

26 Completed0 Reviews

enjoyable hike -great waterfall

Eric Biller
1 month ago

11 Completed0 Reviews

This is a very nice area of the park, if you have time go on up to Bluebird Lake, the views really open up above ouzel and the wildflowers are spectacular. Bluebird Lake is the best mountain lake I have seen!

Sharon Hanley
3 months ago

13 Completed12 Reviews

beautiful views

Linda Wright
3 months ago

6 Completed1 Reviews

Great scenic hike. Can be somewhat crowded at times.

Jonathan Umbel
5 months ago

20 Completed8 Reviews

Snow all the way to the falls , great hike

Caitlin Sanders
6 months ago

24 Completed18 Reviews

Rochelle Armstrong
6 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great hike. Took us 2 hours return. Trail was a bit icy near the falls but easy to walk on. Good afternoon.

Brad Rutledge
6 months ago

4 Completed2 Reviews

I especially like the Calypso Cascades. Parking can be difficult, so get there early.

John L.
6 months ago

Probably my favorite trail. Went in August and it was just perfect. That waterfall up top is very much worth the hike, which is a great trail that parallels the stream..really cool.

Tiffany Foppe
6 months ago

13 Completed13 Reviews

Good trail with a steady climb the whole way. Some very rocky areas of the trail and many rock steps which could be difficult for some climbers. Many beautiful views. I took pictures along the way and we ate lunch at the top (which was under construction/ new bridge looked done but was fenced off, etc.) so it took us just over 3 hours total time. Heavily forested trail. Love hearing the water while walking. Went on a Monday in October and didn't have any trouble with parking (got to the trailhead around 9:50am).

Joey Scherbarth
7 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Mike Webster
7 months ago

8 Completed6 Reviews

very nice trail Really enjoyable easy hike. Thare are lots of waterfalls to see along the way.

Kate Scherer
7 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Very nice, shaded, easy hike with a couple thigh burners! You follow the river almost the entire way, which we loved! The waterfalls and cascades are just beautiful to see in person.

Carly Nicole
7 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Fairly easy hike along a beautiful stream. You pass by a couple of different falls on the way up. It took us forever because I'm a photog ferak and there are a million beautiful stops along the way. Would recommend getting there early because it fills up later in the day. We started our hike at 8:15 and there were only 3 other cars in the parking lot and when we finished the parking lot was filled up.

Drew Slayton
7 months ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Beautiful hike beside stream the whole way up. Trail not too difficult, although the steady climb will take a toll to those not acclimated to altitude. A few water breaks should do the trick. Beautiful scenery most of the way, and the falls along the way are great! Still some trail damage, and the bridge was still under construction at the top, but everything is in pretty good shape.

Nicole Follett
7 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Nice easy hike- I would definitely take some of my out of town visitors back here. We got to the trail head at 7.30am and the carpark was near full already, but the trail didn't get busy til we were coming back down again.

Brenda Anysz
7 months ago

7 Completed2 Reviews

Brenda Anysz
8 months ago

7 Completed2 Reviews