World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Cascade Falls

Cascade Falls was a series of surprise travertine waterfalls that seemed more like popular swimming holes near Hot Springs in the southwest of South Dakota.

Garden Creek Falls

Garden Creek Falls by Casper, Wyoming, felt like an off-the-beaten-path waterfall that was a throwback to the intimate waterfalling experiences of the past.

Chasm Falls

Chasm Falls offered many options to experience it. Depending on snow conditions, it could be as little as a roadside jaunt or as much as 7 miles round-trip.

Ouzel Falls, Calypso Cascades, and Copeland Falls

Ouzel Falls was the last of at least three waterfalls that I encountered on a nearly 6-mile hike in the Wild Basin section of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Adams Falls

Adams Falls is a tumbling cascade near Grand Lake. It’s one of the few short waterfall hikes west of the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Boulder Falls

Boulder Falls was a 70ft waterfall accessed by a short walk within the steep Boulder Canyon about 9 miles west of the charming college town of Boulder.

Alberta Falls

Alberta Falls is a popular 30ft waterfall that kind of acted as an incidental attraction for longer hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park’s Glacier Gorge.

Fish Creek Falls

Fish Creek Falls is a 284ft waterfall by the city of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It’s easily visited in a one-mile loop trail encompassing its top and base

Maroon Bells Waterfalls

The Maroon Bells Waterfalls were my waterfalling excuse to visit the iconic panoramas and 14,000ft peaks reflected in Maroon Lake near Aspen, Colorado.

The Cascades at the Grottos

The Cascades at the Grottos were our waterfalling excuse to have a short family outing while experiencing ‘Ice Caves’ and glacial boulders near Aspen.

“Red Mountain Cascade”

The ‘Red Mountain Cascade’ was an obscure waterfall tumbling besides the Million Dollar Highway at the Red Mountain Pass before the colorful mountain itself

South Fork Mineral Creek Falls

South Fork Mineral Creek Falls is a colorful 80-100ft two-tiered waterfall accessed by a short hike from a scenic campground in the San Juan National Forest

Mystic Falls

Mystic Falls was a waterfall that took me 2 attempts before experiencing it properly. Indeed, this Telluride beauty didn’t give up her secrets very easily.

Box Canyon Falls

Box Canyon Falls is an 85ft mostly-hidden waterfall at the head of the claustrophobic namesake Box Canyon easily experienced on a developed trail in Ouray.

Upper Ames Falls

Upper Ames Falls was a waterfall that I had mistaken for Mystic Falls, but it could be the Ice Falls as it might be an ice-climbing obstacle in the Winter.

Bear Creek Falls

Bear Creek Falls is a 70ft waterfall easily accessed from Telluride on a popular 5-mile trail gaining 1100ft flanked by craggy mountains and mining relics.

“The COVID-19 Road Trip” (Colorado Rockies, Eastern Wyoming, and Western South Dakota – July 21, 2020 to August 1, 2020)

Maybe all the bad decisions in pursuing this falls finally caught up with me and I had to respect the limits that Mother Nature threw at me. I even wondered if I saw the Grizzly Bear Falls at all…

A Solo Build It Review – Insights From My 12 Years With SBI!

This article is a Solo Build It Review where I go deep into what I liked and didn’t like about building the World of Waterfalls website with it for 12 years.

Gaia GPS Review – The Killer App For The Great Outdoors

Can this app turn our iPhone into a handheld GPS device and do the job better than those dedicated GPS units? We find out in the Gaia GPS Review.

What Is The Best GPS For Hiking? Handheld, Phone, Or Watch?

What is the best GPS for hiking? I found it can be overwhelming to make a choice. So I dug deep to look at what I like and don’t like about each type of GPS