My Hike On Browns Creek Trail To A Pretty Colorado Waterfall In The Sawatch Range
A Special Place ...
On this first visit to Browns Creek Falls, the word "exhilarating" kept going through my mind.
This waterfall is a little-known gem in the Sawatch Range of central Colorado.
I must confess a selfish part of me does not want to share this information online;
I want Browns Creek Falls all to myself!
If you love Colorado waterfalls and you've already visited
Agnes Vaille Falls
(near the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs), Browns Creek Falls is another spectacular option. It is a
2.5 mile hike one way on the Browns Creek Trail from the trailhead at Chaffee County Road 272. I hiked swiftly,
spent 15-20 glorious minutes at the waterfall and was back at my car in just under three hours.
Browns Creek Falls
Directions: From Salida, travel north on U.S. Highway 285 and make a left (west) on Chaffee County Road 270.
Take CR 270 all the way toward the mountains, and make a left (south) on Chaffee County Road 272. At this turn,
there is a sign for the Browns Creek Trailhead. Take CR 272 a few miles and the Browns Creek Trailhead will be on your right.
As always, I recommend carrying a quality topographical map of the region.