If you are like me and enjoy reaping huge benefits with minimal work, you are going to love today’s post. Want to see some of Colorado’s most beautiful and enchanting waterfalls with minimal to no hiking involved? Then check out these 11 unbelievable Colorado waterfalls “hiding” in plain sight:
1. Whitmore Falls (Lake City)
Even though the road this waterfall sets off of may sound daunting (Engineer Pass Road), don't let it turn you away. The walk from the road to the falls is a mere 1/10 mile.
2. Treasure Falls (Pagosa Springs)
As if Pagosa Springs wasn't a treasure in and of itself, this 105 foot tall waterfall (situated off Highway 160) is just one more jewel to add to this already beautiful area.
3. Zapata Falls (Alamosa)
Named a Colorado Hidden Gem by the
Colorado Tourism Office
, Zapata Falls is a must-see the next time you travel the San Luis Valley toward the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.
4. Helen Hunt Falls (Colorado Springs)
Not to be confused with the Academy Award winning actress, Helen Hunt Falls is an unexpected surprise in the city with an even more surprising short hike.
5. Adams Falls (Grand Lake)
One of my favorite hikes as a child was near Adams Falls... today, it is still one of my favorite hikes because the entire trail is less than a mile (which is great when you're pregnant and have an increasingly heavy toddler) AND the falls themselves are gorgeous.
6. North Clear Creek Falls (Creede)
Yes, this incredible waterfall is located right here in Colorado and no, you don't have to hike crazy distances to reach the observation site... Isn't it great?!
7. Fish Creek Falls (Steamboat Springs)
Located just east of Steamboat Springs is that of Fish Creek Falls and its short, quarter-mile hike amidst the colorful Aspens.
8. Rifle Falls (Rifle)
Your eyes do not deceive you; those are indeed three 80-foot tall side-by-side waterfalls... spectacular, isn't it?!
9. Cornet Creek Falls (Telluride)
In case you've ever wondered what Oprah and Tom Cruise find so special about Telluride, I give you Cornet Creek Falls. (At least, I assume that's what convinced them to buy in the area...)
10. Soldier Canyon Falls (Fort Collins)
When NoCo wants to see a waterfall, they don't have to travel way out west; they just head to these delicate falls located in the ever popular Lory State Park.
11. Bridal Veil Falls (Telluride)
TWO stunning waterfalls near the same town?! I will never doubt you again, Tom Cruise! (About your choice in homes, that is...)