Colorado Nature, Waterfalls June 12, 2020
by Annie Plan A Visit To South Fork Mineral Creek, Colorado’s Beautifully Blue Waterfall
Everyone and their mother knows that Colorado is THE place for hiking and exploring, but did you know that we have some must-see waterfall trails as well? While many assume that the best waterfalls in the world are in the northeast and/or other continents, Colorado is, in fact, home to many, including the brilliantly blue South Fork Mineral Creek:
Tucked away inside of the always beautiful San Juan National Forest, the South Fork Mineral Creek is one of the bluest and most beautiful bodies of water in all of Colorado!
Considered by many to be a hidden gem, South Fork Mineral Creek is home to several trails and gravel roads, which is perfect for both novice and expert hikers alike.
During your visit, you will discover not only the pristinely blue waterfall and creek but rocky canyon walls and mature trees, making for the perfect place to enjoy Mother Nature's quiet splendor.
Did you think that Hanging Lake is the only turquoise body of water in Colorado? Think again!
In addition to the beautiful Creek and waterfall, the area is also home to the must-see South Mineral Creek Campground, which starts at just $19 per night and can be reserved via the USDA Forest Service.
The South Fork Mineral Creek is open May 1st through September 30th.
To learn more about current weather conditions at South Fork Mineral Creek or to reserve your camping spot, please visit the USDA's
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Address: South Fork Mineral Creek, Colorado 81301, USA