Cascade - The Upper Cascade Falls and Chief Ouray Mine Trail - #213
|Round Trip||5.5/4.9 miles|
|Round Trip||5-6 hours|
ATTRACTIONS AND FEATURES:
The higher sections of this trail traverse cliff ledges, offering Hayden, Cañon Creek, the Sneffels Range and Twin Peaks. Lunch at the falls in a sheltered north-facing crossing is a fine experience. Beyond the falls, the trail to the Chief Ouray Mine requires due caution. The mine is at approximately 10,000 feet elevation. Preserve the buildings by not defacing or destroying any item. Round trip from the camp ground to the Chief Ouray Mine is 4.9 miles with an altitude gain of 1,560 feet.