Maxwell Falls Hike Review


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. 

Getting There:

From Denver-

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.

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