Epic Colorado Waterfalls You Have to See at Least Once

When you think about Colorado, you probably imagine rocky cliffs, rugged wilderness areas, and alpine skiing. Colorado has 78 of the tallest peaks of the Rocky Mountain chain.

However, hidden among the boulders and lush greenery, you’ll also find breathtaking Colorado waterfalls.

Bridal Veil Falls are the tallest free-falling waterfalls in Colorado at 365 feet. A historic power plant sits at the top of the falls.

Bridal Veil Falls

This two-tier waterfall crashes down a rocky cliff, creating a magical experience. It’s in the San Juan National Forest.

Silver Falls

Seven Falls is a series of seven waterfalls in a box canyon. It’s 181 feet high, which is why the falls made National Geographic’s list of International Waterfalls. Summer evenings are spectacular as the falls light up at night.

Seven Falls

The 85-foot waterfall thunders through the canyon to Ouray’s hot springs. The park also features a bridge overlooking the waterfall, river, and the town of Ouray.

Box Canyon Falls

Sitting in Rifle Falls State Park, the falls is a 70-foot triple waterfall. There’s a viewing area behind the waterfalls where you can see them cascading over the rocky cliffs.

Rifle Falls

With the designation of a historic site in 2016, Rainbow Falls has been crucial to local Native Americans for thousands of years. The bridge that crosses over the falls dates to the early 20th century.

Rainbow Falls

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