Ouzel Falls, Rocky Mountain National Park

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#8 of 13 in Nature in Rocky Mountain National Park
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  • One of my favorite hikes in RMNP. It's truly stunning. As you can see from my pictures there is a huge difference in the size of the falls on May vs in October. If you go in May the snow is just start...  more »
  • Located in the wild basin area, this 5.4 mile round trip goes past Calypso Cascades and ends at Ouzel falls. Climb up to the base of the falls if you can for a close up view. A very short distance pas...  more »
  • For me this was the most beautiful hike in RMNP. The cascading river and flowers were pleasant company along this 3 mile trail. Although quite uphill on some sections but so scenic that I didn't feel ...  more »
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  • Great hike. Just like everyone says it’s in a remote corner of Rocky Mountain NPS and is worth checking out. For a little over 5 miles total it does end up taking longer than expected but it’s worth it.
  • Good hike. Keep driving down the road to find more parking. Also once you get to the sign that says ouzel falls, keep climbing up to the left of the bridge. It will get you closer to the waterfall and also there's a nice rock up there where you can sit and eat.
  • Great walk in this hidden corner of RMNP Takes about three hours. Quite a long up hill all the way to the falls but plenty of interesting cascades to stop at on the way up. Very few people here compared to the roads from Estes Park.
  • Great moderate hike for folks getting adjusted to the altitude, and also for hotter, sunny days, as it's mostly in the shade. The grade is pretty gradual, and you cross over the stream several times, allowing for some great views up and down stream. Might be a fee to park before trailhead, depending on when you go.
  • Great hike with views, lots of friendly wildlife around and lakes upon lakes. Moderate, great for training. Looking forward to to next hike.

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