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greenBlue Adams Falls Loop

  4.5 ( 11 ) Favorite

Trail

0.7 mile 1.2 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 329' 100 m
Descent: -346' -106 m
High: 8,568' 2,612 m
Low: 8,413' 2,564 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 17% (10°)
Max Grade: 108% (47°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A family friendly loop that culminates with views of the stunning Adams Falls.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly This is an easy and short loop with maximum entertainment value!

Overview

This is a very short, easily accessible route that would be great for families or trail users with limited mobility/endurance.

Need to Know

Given the easily accessible nature of this hike, and the impressive nature of the falls, this route is often very crowded.

Description

This route begins at the East Inlet Trail. Start up the East Inlet Trail and look for the Adams Falls Trail to branch off to the right. Turn right and follow it to the overlook of the falls. By no means the largest cascades in the park, Adams Falls are still very impressive, especially during the spring snowmelt.

Follow the path to another observation point and eventually back to East Inlet Trail. Turn left onto East Inlet Trail and follow it back to the trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

RMNP is a massive park that is mostly characterized by a montane ecosystem. Here are some of the Flora and Fauna that you may encounter along this trail:

Flora: Ponderosa pine, douglas fir, wildflowers, shrubs
Fauna: Elk, mule deer, moose, bighorn sheep, coyotes, black bears, cougars, butterflies.

For more detailed information regarding the park's diverse ecosystems, click HERE.

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Jun 10, 2019
Amy Reising
Apr 29, 2019
Laura Jeanne
Mar 30, 2019
Julie G
Waterfall was covered by snow & almost unrecognizable, but the views were beautiful. Very nice easy hike
Sep 18, 2018
D Walnut
Aug 12, 2018
Stephen Pack
Aug 7, 2018
VIvi Wong
Aug 7, 2018
Matthew Cooke
Confirmation Trip 3mi
Aug 4, 2018
Ira Thor

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  4.5 from 11 votes

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