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0.7 mile 1.2 kilometer loop
65% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 329' 100 m
Descent: -346' -106 m
High: 8,568' 2,612 m
Low: 8,413' 2,564 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 17% (10°)
Max Grade: 108% (47°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A family friendly loop that culminates with views of the stunning Adams Falls.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This is a very short, easily accessible route that would be great for families or trail users with limited mobility/endurance.

Need to Know

Given the easily accessible nature of this run, and the impressive nature of the falls, this route is often very crowded.

Description

This route begins at the East Inlet Trail. Start up the East Inlet Trail and look for the Adams Falls Trail to branch off to the right. Turn right and follow it to the overlook of the falls. By no means the largest cascades in the park, Adams Falls are still very impressive, especially during the spring snowmelt.

Follow the path to another observation point and eventually back to East Inlet Trail. Turn left onto East Inlet Trail and follow it back to the trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

RMNP is a massive park that is mostly characterized by a montane ecosystem. Here are some of the Flora and Fauna that you may encounter along this trail:

Flora: Ponderosa pine, douglas fir, wildflowers, shrubs
Fauna: Elk, mule deer, moose, bighorn sheep, coyotes, black bears, cougars, butterflies.

For more detailed information regarding the park's diverse ecosystems, click HERE.

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Apr 30, 2018
Aimee Crittendon

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  4.5 from 11 votes

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