Maxwell Falls, a series of small waterfalls just slightly southwest of Evergreen, offers several trails that are perfect for a day-hike.
Local hiker Ashley Smith* often brings her dog, Mombo, hiking here.
“It’s just enough exercise,” Smith said. “He knows the trail very well.”
It is a very popular hike because it is only 50 minutes outside of Denver. Get an early start for a parking advantage.
To ensure the popularity of this trail doesn’t damage the environment, please be mindful of trash and where you park.
*name has been changed for confidentiality
Distance: Approx. 4 Miles out and back
Elevation Gain: 655 feet
Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
Duration: 1-2.5 hours
Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Picnicking
Dogs: Allowed on leash
Seasons: March to Oct.
Go west on 6th Avenue for 7.6 miles until you reach the I-70 West exit towards Grand Junction. Continue for 9 miles and take exit 252 for CO-74 Evergreen Parkway. In .6 miles, turn right onto Co Road 73 and after a mile turn right onto South Brook Forest Road. After about 3 miles the trailhead will be on the left.