Near Colorado Springs | 6 Miles | Moderate | 1,177 Ft. Gain
St.Mary’s Falls is an intermediate hike in the Cheyenne Canyon Area. The trailhead is located just above Helen Hunt Falls at the intersection of High Drive and Gold Camp Road. For the first mile the trail follows Gold Camp Road making a 180 degree turn. A detour takes you around the collapsed tunnel. The trail then continues along a creek through the Buffalo Canyon. After about 1.7 miles you will reach the sign pointing to the base of the St Marys’ Falls. Enjoy the falls and if you feel like it continues up through several switchbacks to the top of the falls along the trail leading to Mount Rosa.
St. Mary’s Falls Trail is one of the more popular trails near the North Cheyenne Canon Park. The trail starts out on Upper Gold Camp Road, proceeds over the closed railroad tunnel and follows a creek until you reach the beautiful falls. If you like a trail with a flowing creek alongside, this is your trail. Kids love it too.
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