Hike Less Than One Mile To This Spectacular Waterfall Swimming Hole In Colorado
Temperatures around the Centennial State continue to rise, and Coloradans everywhere are looking for creative ways to cool off. While one can always turn on the sprinkler and make a run for it, we happen to think that we have discovered something even better, which is this short and sweet hike to a refreshing Colorado swimming hole:
Welcome to the aptly named Paradise Cove!
Located near the small town of Florrisant, Paradise Cove is a stunning all-natural swimming hole that features deep depths, rugged cliffs, and a delicate waterfall that feeds the tranquil pool.
Also known as Guffey Cove, the swimming hole can be accessed via the 1-mile, moderately difficult Paradise Cove Swimming Hole Trail, which comes complete with colorful wildflowers, rocky cliffs, and mature trees.
Can you imagine working up a sweat from this beautiful hike and then cooling off in the cool waters of Paradise Cove? So can we!
While there is no permit needed to visit the area, there is a $6 per vehicle per day fee from May 15th through September 30th. Visitors can pay this fee on-site.
Paradise/Guffey Cove can be accessed by traveling west on US Hwy 24 from Colorado Springs for 25 miles. Turn left on CR 42/Twin Rocks Rd and drive 6 miles, and then turn left onto Teller CR 1 for another 6 miles. Turn right onto CR 11 for 4 miles and make another right onto Teller CR 112 for another 3 miles. Paradise Cove will be on the right side.
To learn more about this Only in Colorado swimming hole, please visit the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management's
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Paradise Cove / Guffey Gorge, 13999 Main St, Guffey, CO 80820, USA