Do you know that high energy feeling you get when you’re around water … well I had it yesterday at Wild Basin trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Calypso Cascades and Ouzel Falls hike was amazing. The trail was parallel to the North St. Vrain River and each step of the way you could hear, feel and see the force of the river.
Families, little kids, old kids and teens were on the trail and enjoying the Colorado sunshine.
Plan to have your lunch at Ouzel Falls. There are rocks and logs and sunny outcroppings (just 200 yards or so further on the trail).
The falls are at 9500 ft elevation – very doable and worth the time and effort!
The trip down took only an hour with some stops for additional photos.
- Colorado Rivers are Running High Again (margemercurio.com)
- A Play Day: Kayaks in St.Vrain River (mkmercurio.wordpress.com)
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Wow! I’d love to have been there … with a tripod and some ND filters.. and yes, I know that feeling!
Gorgeous … and your header image is superb!
Sounds like great fun!!
My husband and I did this trail for our 1 year anniversary. Love Rocky Mountain National Park! Glad you had a great time!
You would have loved it! I enjoyed the high energy feeling I got from the waterfall spray! Very inviting!!
Yes! It is not too difficult and so much fun to see people of all ages hike the trail! The best part is all the wonderful water flow!
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