Magical Waterfall Hike 1 Hour From Denver! Elk Falls

When an area has mountains or elevation gains, you can normally expect waterfalls. However, there is a bit of a scarcity of waterfalls located near the Denver area - especially waterfalls that you can hike out to and enjoy at the end of the trail. One of the BEST waterfall hikes that can be done near Denver is at Stauton State Park. Located less than an hour from Denver, it has some great hiking opportunities. I am specifically talking about the hike to "Elk Falls", which is an impressive waterfall. The hike itself is wonderful and goes through meadows, forests, mountain ridges, rivers, ponds, and more! Be warned that it is a long hike of around 16 miles, so plan accordingly!

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Noah Boudrie (Wanderlust Wellman) | Travel Enthusiast formerly living in Colorado, Chicago, and currently in Michigan. I travel around the country and share my favorite adventures, foods, hikes, and other gems that YOU TOO can take advantage of!

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