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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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Independence Mountain Trail at Pence Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Pretty tough out the gate as others have suggested. I really hoofed it to get up there quickly and it took about 25 minutes. Views up top are amazing and it's an easy 30 minute drive to the trailhead. Enjoy sunrise and bring a thermos of coffee... My favorite way to hike.

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Alderfer / Three Sisters
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

Fun spacious park with well laid out and marked trails that you can mix and match for a short or long traipse. Nice changes of terrain and the bouldering is SUPERB

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Maxwell Falls and Cliff Trail Loop Trail
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

Omitted rating on the first review. Good scramble trails with more elevation gains and changes than they mention. Wouldn't term it an "easy" trail yet is fun anda good goal for anyone to try. If you omit the loop its about half the length.

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Maxwell Falls and Cliff Trail Loop Trail
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

Great fun to hike although for first timers there are several opportunities to make false loops and create your own trails! Trust that the actual Cliff Loop is well signposted.

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Elk Meadows and Bergen Peak
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8 Completed 3 Reviews

Went today 11/22 and it was great. Been around elk meadows before but didn't realize how long this trail was. Good exercise and some decent views for the area

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Maxwell Falls and Cliff Trail Loop Trail
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2 Completed 2 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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10 Completed 9 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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4 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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8 Completed 3 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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