Denver February 03, 2017
Here’s The Perfect Weekend Itinerary If You Love Exploring Denver’s Waterfalls
It is no secret that we here at Only in Denver love waterfalls and — fortunately for us Denverites — there is no shortage of these natural wonders to go around! That being said, let us hit the road and explore them in a brand new way by taking this waterfall trip that you can complete in either a day or 2-day weekend (if you stay at the recommended hotel and eat the noted restaurants)! *Link to the original map can be found
1.) Elk Falls
Situated inside of the scenic Staunton State Park, Elk Falls are the perfect place to begin our adventure not only because of the delicate falls and its scenic surroundings, but also for the butt-busting hike that is sure to get your day off on the right foot!
2.) Crystal Falls
The furtherest waterfall from Denver is located in the heart of Green Mountain Ranch, and features an easy and unforgettable 3-mile hike.
3.) Castlewood Canyon State Park
Dam! The waterfalls at the historic Castlewood Canyon State Park (whose dam burst and flooded the city of Denver in 1933) has extremely accessible waterfalls that take a mere minutes to reach by foot!
4.) Casa Bonita (Lakewood)
C'mon... you knew we couldn't have a weekend waterfall trip without paying homage to THE Denver waterfall restaurant! Sit back, relax, pretend to eat your food, and enjoy the graceful cliff divers at this fun Colorado attraction.
Courtyard Denver Downtown
You have had a long day of travel, so it is time to rest and rejuvenate in -- you guessed it -- a beautiful hotel with its own on-site waterfall. Sweet dreams!
6.) Boulder Falls
Good morning, explorer... are you ready for another wonderful day? Let's kick it off by visiting Boulder Falls, which is a mere 50-yard walk from your car. (Totally doable first thing in the morning, right?)
7.) Beau Jo's (Idaho Springs)
It's time for lunch at this Colorado institution! Grab a seat on the back patio, order your favorite Colorado-style pie, and enjoy some pizza magic whilst gazing upon the nearby Bridal Veil Falls.
8.) Guanella Pass
I have some good news and some bad news about the falls at Guanella Pass: You will have to hike to see this natural wonder, BUT it is a much shorter and easier walk than the previous day's trek to Elk Falls!
For even more Denver-area waterfalls, check out
These 9 Breathtaking Waterfalls Are Hiding Near Denver.