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Cornet Falls

Intermediate

Trail

0.2 mile 0.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 185' 56 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 9,141' 2,786 m
Low: 8,956' 2,730 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 19% (11°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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Trail shared by Trisha Cofield

Cornet Falls is a quick trail to a beautiful gem of a waterfall.

Trisha Cofield

Features River/Creek · Spring · Waterfall

Family Friendly Be mindful of precarious switchbacks, but the journey isn't too long and provides a scenic waterfall that the whole family will love.

Description

Cornet Falls is an amazing and quick trail that starts from the north end of Aspen Street. At the trailhead, head right to access the trail. Do not cross over the Cornet Creek Bridge (that will take you up the Jud Weibe Trail )

You follow Cornet Creek up to Cornet Falls, which is frozen and ice-climbed in winter, and flowing beautifully for a perfect picnic in summer. Nestled in a redrock cliff, this waterfall is a true site to see and enjoy. Once you've had your fill of the falls, head back the way that you came, and be careful descending the steep trail.

NOTE: This trail, while intermediate, is steep and slightly technical in places.

Flora & Fauna

You'll pass mostly through a pine forest, though there is a small grove of aspen trees near the trailhead.

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Aug 9, 2019
Jesse Krank
Jul 28, 2019
Adam Bedenbaugh
Jun 5, 2019
aikibujin
Hiked w/ family. One steep and loose section that was a little tricky to get across with little kids (2 and 5).
May 15, 2019
L Schmoobz
Oct 27, 2018
Chris Sylvester
Jun 22, 2018
George Hradecky
Jun 16, 2018
orlando garcia
Jul 28, 2017
Gregory Damron

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  4.6 from 5 votes

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in Telluride

#5010

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#5

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#396

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#5,010

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Cornet Falls
Jun 1, 2016 near Telluride, CO
Trailhead at top of Aspen Street.
May 25, 2016 near Telluride, CO
Waterfalls along Cornet Falls trail.
Jul 26, 2016 near Telluride, CO

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