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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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Maxwell Falls and Cliff Trail Loop Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Hiked: 10/29/14 1p-4p - no snow, weather was 55+, though cloud cover and shade made it chilly at parts.

Route: Lower trailhead to Cliff Trail Loop back down Falls trail. Moderately strenuous for healthy hikers (aged 25-60). Took about 3 hours including stops for the scenery..

Foliage: mostly green on this hike, minimal flowers, some aspens.

Scenery - not a lot of west-looking views, but lots of distance across the valley to the North and East, vast greenery.

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Maxwell Falls and Cliff Trail Loop Trail
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9 Completed 8 Reviews

Nice trail, the waterfall was very small. Not crowded at all, only ran into two other pairs of people.
Trail got pretty rugged, which we enjoy. Major disappointment was following the trail loop to a "No Trespassing" sign and barbed wire digging into the trees from the nearby homeowners.
Other than having to turn around and find the loop further down the way, it was a lovely hike with insane views of the Arapaho National Forest.

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Bruin Bluff / Lair of the Bear
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Mostly open and sunny with some wooded and rocky areas. You can hear the main road from almost the entire trail. It's very crowded on the weekend. Easy trail but pretty meh.

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Maxwell Falls and Cliff Trail Loop Trail
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

This trail is really pretty and fun. Mostly shaded so its good on those hot days. But there are some nice sun spots and a couple good views.

The directions say that the trail head is just past Columbine, but its maybe a half mile or more down from Columbine on the left.

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Bruin Bluff / Lair of the Bear
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13 Completed 13 Reviews

I personally, didn't care for this trail. It was nice at first but then we kept having to stop and move over for bicyclists to pass. There were so many bikers, we eventually turned back because our "hike" had turned more into a stop, walk, stop, walk kind of deal. Very disappointing.

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Maxwell Falls and Cliff Trail Loop Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail wasn't too busy, and not too far of a drive from Denver either. Lots of shade, pretty waterfalls and trees. Our dog came, she is not the best hiker but this trail was fine for her. More evergreens so not the best for fall colors but still a very nice hike

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Bruin Bluff / Lair of the Bear
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I disagree that this is primarily a hiking trail! Not the day that I was there, on a Saturday in October. We were passed by at least 40 (FORTY) mountain bikes, and many of them seemed to think of hikers as just being in the way. This was a dangerous attitude because many of the hikers were small children. This trail is not suited to mixed use. There should be one park in Jefferson County that is dedicated to families, and this one, with its gentle climb and mountain magic, should be it.

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Maxwell Falls and Cliff Trail Loop Trail
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8 Completed 7 Reviews

Nice and easy trail but do your home work before going. The site gives the wrong address for the trail head and for the wrong entrance. Also many bags of dogs’ feces left on the trail …..

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Maxwell Falls and Cliff Trail Loop Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

It was a good beginners hike. Enjoyed the scenery.

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Elk Meadows and Bergen Peak
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is an absolutely gorgeous place. I love hiking and trail running here. Lots of spacious trails and some of the friendliest fellow trail users you'll find anywhere.

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