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Cliff Loop Trail

Easy/Intermediate

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1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 70' 21 m
Descent: -317' -97 m
High: 8,405' 2,562 m
Low: 8,087' 2,465 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

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Trail shared by Danielle Jackson

A great route branching off of the Maxwell Falls Trail, with sweeping vistas on top of the cliffs.

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To get to this trail you must first work your way up part of the Maxwell Falls Trail. Starting from the upper trailhead of the Maxwell Falls Trail, you'll reach a point where the trails branch off.

The trail on the right (headed south) will continue along the Maxwell Falls Trail, while the trail on the left (trending north) will be the Cliff Loop Trail. This trail brings you over the top of the cliff face that passes the Maxwell Falls Trail and then connects back into that trail. This trail also contains the highest point of the journey and provides an expansive view of the area.

Follow this trail until it rejoins the Maxwell Falls Trail at the foot bridge. You'll be shaded by lodgepole pines for most of the route, and the way is generally easy. There is a bit of a descent nearing the footbridge at mile 1, but it's nothing too difficult.

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Sep 15, 2018
Tim F
all clear. Aspens are starting to turn. less traffic than the lower trails.
Jun 5, 2017
Sherry Robinson
Oct 16, 2016
Lauren Weber

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Maxwell Falls in early spring.
Aug 13, 2016 near Evergreen, CO
Enjoy beautiful views from the overlook on Cliff Loop Trail late in the afternoon.
May 25, 2017 near Evergreen, CO

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