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Saint Mary's Falls Trail No. 624

Contact Info
Pike & San Isabel National Forests Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands
601 South Weber
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Phone:
719-636-1602
Basics
Length:
1.6 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
1/2 to 1 hr
Trailhead Elevation:
7900 feet
Season:
Year Round

Description

This trail follows Buffalo Canyon Creek through mature aspen stands and mixed pine and spruce forests to St. Mary's Falls. To ones right are the falls which cascade down a granite wall 250-300 feet. To ones left is a very nice view of Colorado Springs with the Broadmoor Hotel in the foreground. Trout may be seen in the creek.

Camping is permitted at undeveloped sites along the trail. Camping is recommended 300' of any trail or stream. Use no-impact camping techniques. Campfire permits are not required but please be sure your fire is dead out before you leave. Pack it in / Pack it out rule applies. Respect other trail users.

Details

Length:
1.6 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
1/2 to 1 hr
Trailhead Elevation:
7900
Season:
Year Round
Additional Details:

Foot and horse trail. Motorized vehicles are prohibited. St. Mary''s Falls cascades 250-300 feet down a solid granite wall and is about 2.0 miles from Gold Camp Rd. Falls Elevation: 8880 ft.

Temperatures are about 10 degrees cooler than Colorado Springs. Afternoon thunderstorms are common throughout the summer.

Drinking water is not readily available. Water from streams should be treated before use. Hikers are advised to carry an adequate supply.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Colorado Springs, take either 26th St. or Cheyenne Rd. to North Cheyenne Canyon Rd. to Gold Camp Rd. About one mile past the intersection of North Cheyenne Canyon Rd., GoldCamp Rd. and High Drive is the trailhead.


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