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Disappointment Falls

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Disappointment Falls Trail

Area Red Feather Lakes
Park/Forest Roosevelt National Forest
Trailhead Elkhorn Creek
Distance Roundtrip 2.0 Miles
Elevation Start 7794 ft
Elevation Gain ≈ 102 ft
Features Waterfall
Dogs Allowed? Yes


There are various trails starting from the Elkhorn Creek Trailhead which are in various stages of construction. There are many unmarked social trails in this area so watch out for the trail you are actually looking for. The Disappointment Falls Trail is a spur trail off the section of the Lady Moon Trail that starts from this trailhead. The trail to Disappointment Falls travels through a pretty meadow to a small waterfall on Elkhorn Creek.

Directions info

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About 41 miles northwest of Fort Collins, via Highway 287 to Red Feather Lakes Rd to County Rd 68C.



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