ElevationAscent: 682' 208 m
Descent: -682' -208 m
High: 6,785' 2,068 m
Low: 6,116' 1,864 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“A lovely but challenging route to a stunning waterfall that is most impressive in the spring.”— Michael Ahnemann
For the full journey up to the falls, take the Pyramid Creek Trail that branches off towards the Wilderness Boundary. On this section, you'll scramble a bit over granite, and you might feel like you've lost your way at times, but essentially, you'll be headed straight up towards the falls, with the creek on your right. When you get to the falls, it's possible to continue beyond the end of the marked trail, but don't attempt this unless you're a skilled backcountry runner. It's slippery and potentially quite dangerous towards the top of the falls.
Play around for a bit, then continue back the way you came. You can take either route back down when you get to the junction with the Pyramid Creek Loop Trail, as both branches will return you to the trailhead.
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Land Manager: USFS - Eldorado National Forest Office