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Upper Cascade Falls Trail #213 is a 5 mile round trip hike with 1,750 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 33 miles south-southeast of Montrose Colorado. A high clearance vehicle is recommended to access the trailhead. August and July are the best months to enjoy this hike.
Overview: Overlooking peaks high above and the town of Ouray 2300ft below, hike up to 10k feet to end at the historic Chief Ouray Mine- Bunkhouse and Machinery Building with an opportunity to cross upper Cascade Creek and also view upper Cascade Falls along this hiking route;
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.