Williams Canyon and Waldo Canyon - Colorado Springs Area
Photos Of Our Hike Through Two Canyons Near Manitou Springs & Ute Pass
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November 26, 2006 - I visited Colorado Springs this weekend and my friend Scott
and I hiked upward into Williams Canyon
(north of Manitou Springs) and trekked up and over onto the
Waldo Canyon Loop Trail. It was a great day to be outdoors!
The canyon is quite narrow at the beginning
and once served as a one-way exit for visitors of the Cave Of The Winds attraction above.
Upward in the canyon, we approached a waterfall that is commonly visited.
It is not the greatest photo, but there is a shorter drop above a "punch bowl" that
seperates the longer drop down to the bottom.
Recently I created a Colorado waterfalls page with
photos and information about many in the state.
Standing along the trail where one can look down
at the waterfall, there are some grand views of the canyon! Unfortunately,
this primary view is facing south and one has to "combat the sun" from a photography standpoint.
Still, I like these two photos of Scott and I.
Williams Canyon has all sorts of interesting rock formations on each side. Here is one example!
About 20 to 30 minutes past the waterfall, there is a low point
to the left of the canyon with a spur trail. That trail climbs up and eventually connects with
the Waldo Canyon Loop Trail.
Waldo Canyon Trail
Sitting at the point where the Williams Canyon spur trail and the Waldo Canyon loop trail meet.
In this vicinity, you're near the highest point of the trail and have grand views of Pikes Peak! :)