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Maxwell Falls and Cliff Trail Loop Trail

Evergreen, CO

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This candy wrapper style loop trail, located near Evergreen, CO, will take you past 2 small water falls and Upper Maxwell Falls if you do the whole loop. This is a easy to moderate trail with only a minor elevation gain of 644 ft.

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Recent Reviews

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Staunton State Park
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10 Completed 4 Reviews

Really enjoyed this trail. Was a little disappointed with overlook falls as the falls was far away but had fun hiking and spent most of the day doing so. Lots of boulders to climb on :)

Fee: $7 to park

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Staunton State Park
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11 Completed 4 Reviews

Pros:
-The trails are in excellent condition and every trail is very well marked. The map given at the pay-station was very accurate and easy to follow.
-The Hiker Only trails were beautiful and a blast to be on. You can turn this into an all day event if you want it to be one, or you can make it a short trip covering a lot of distance.
-Get there early, and get to the hiker only trails asap to avoid the throngs of families and groups on the dirt sidewalks and roads.
Cons:
Unexpected: Had to pay to get in.
- (or pro, depending) There are some extremely easy trails here that are basically either dirt sidewalks or dirt roads. These trails are very boring if your goal is to go hiking. However, they are easily traversed if you're looking for a quick way up or down and or for the inexperienced or limited by some other means. Maybe you want to do all the hard stuff on the way up and spend the whole day doing it, then want to get back to the car in 1.5 hours.
- The lake and falls overlook were a huge disappointment. The falls was extremely far away. The overlook area itself was very pretty though, I just was expecting to be way closer to the actual falls by the time we got to that area. The lake view was polluted with complete surrounding of vehicle dirt road, ranger station (i think) and power lines. Again this might be a pro for bikers and vehicles.

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Shadow Pines Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Good run, especially for a relative beginner. easy footing, mild elevation changes. paths are mostly wide and easy to see.

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Staunton State Park
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

We took the Mason Creek trail to the summit, then back down the Old Mill trail to the Staunton trail. Despite some summer afternoon lightning in the area, it was a beautiful and peaceful hike throughout. We passed one horse rider, several mountain bikers, and about 20 other hikers on the 10 miles we covered. Net elevation gain was about 1200 feet; gross was around 1800 feet. The trails are in excellent condition and everything is unusually well-marked. The bathrooms at the trailhead are clean and tidy. Overall a very nice experience and worth the $7 entrance fee for the park.

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Lodgepole Loop
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37 Completed 33 Reviews

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Legault Mountain Trail
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37 Completed 33 Reviews

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Meyer Ranch Park
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37 Completed 33 Reviews

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Legault Mountain Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

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Meyer Ranch Park
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29 Completed 1 Reviews

Meh.... Pretty anticlimactic.

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Meyer Ranch Park
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail is very good for beginner mountain bikers. It is just challenging enough to make it difficult but not impossible for someone new to biking. Plus there are some technical spots that keep it exciting.

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