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Upper Cascade Falls Trail #213, CO

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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,249 feet
Elevation Gain 1,600 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,750 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 13.75
Interest Ruins, Historic, Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
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Cascade Creek - Uncompahgre
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Preferred   Aug, Jul, Jun, Sep
Sun  6:51am - 4:59pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Portland Trail
0.2 mi away
3.5 mi
1,050 ft
Cascade and Portland Loop
0.2 mi away
6.0 mi
1,720 ft
Cascade Creek - Uncompahgre
0.2 mi away
4.0 mi
1,600 ft
Lower Cascade Falls Trail
0.3 mi away
0.3 mi
92 ft
Baby Bathtubs Trail
0.4 mi away
Million Dollar Highway
0.5 mi away
80.0 mi
Ice Park Trail #196
Ice Park Trail #196
0.7 mi away
2.0 mi
437 ft
Box Canyon Falls
Box Canyon Falls
0.7 mi away
0.7 mi
200 ft
Oak Creek
0.9 mi away
5.0 mi
1,600 ft
Middle Oak Canyon - Ouray
Middle Oak Canyon - Ouray
1.0 mi away
4.0 mi
900 ft
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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.


    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.

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    Directions
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    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To hike
    From Ouray: Drive south of town on Hwy 550 past two switchbacks, turn left at signed Amphitheater Campground Road; Continue up this road to the Parking and TH Start for this hike at the Amphitheater Campground Road Cul-de-Sac parking on Right;
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