The Falls Creek Loop is a 4.1 mile trail in the San Juan National Forest, just outside of Durango, Colorado. The trail features beautiful wild flowers, a waterfall, and scenic forest views. The trail is good for all skill levels, and is recommended for use from April to October. The trail is shared by hikers, mountain bikers, and trail runners.

Lots of side trails jut out from the main trail, and it is easy to lose your way. Take the middle trail at the first split, and keep following the main splits. You will find yourself on a steep downhill, which will lead to views of the waterfall. 

Photos: Scrub Hiker and Due Mele

Pack List

  • Water
  • Map / compass / GPS
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Sturdy walking shoes or trail runners
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RT Distance 4.1 Miles
Elevation Gain 393 Feet
Activities Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop
Features
Forest
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers

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