Durango is known for having gorgeous hiking trails, thrilling mountain slopes, and stunning state parks. It may surprise some visitors (and even some locals!) to learn that there are some truly beautiful waterfalls near Durango, CO, as well! These little-known sites are a must for anyone on a romantic getaway or travelers hoping to escape from the city. Find out our picks for the best spots near Durango!
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The Best Waterfalls Near Durango, CO
Cascade Creek Falls
There are some extraordinary waterfalls to discover along the Cascade Creek Trail. Located near Purgatory Resort, the Cascade Creek Trail is pretty simple to locate and consider a fairly easy hike. You won’t have any trouble finding the main falls along this hike, though you’ll definitely want to print out a map to find the smaller, lesser-known falls along the trail.
Lime Creek Road is a dirt path that is commonly used by jeeps and ATVs. It also happens to be the access road for Adrenaline Falls, a seasonal waterfall that is best visited in late spring or early summer. It’s not always easy to find Adrenaline Falls, though there are a couple of great websites online to help you navigate. Be sure to map out your route. Durango Outdoors has provided GPS coordinates to help find the falls, so take advantage of this great resource!
Ice Lake Basin Trail
The Ice Lake Basin Trail is one of the more difficult hiking paths in the region. It’s located in Silverton, CO, and is best used from April to September. There are two areas to explore in this region: the upper and lower trailheads. If you want a more grueling hike, start at the lower trailhead. If you don’t have quite as much time to devote to hiking this area, then start at the upper trailhead. This is where the falls are just a couple hundred yards away.
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