Silver Falls is reached by the East Fork Road (East Fork San Juan River) off highway 160 above Pagosa Springs. The falls are located directly south of Wolf Creek Ski area and Alberta Peak on your map but about 3,000 feet lower in elevation on Waterfall Creek (8,235′) on the Colorado River side of the Continental Divide. There is a little forest service cabin at the trail to the falls at the road on your left (north). The trail is a short one and may not even exist but it’s a short walk along the creek to the falls. The trees block any view of the falls so you can easily miss the parking spot. The road may require a four wheel drive and may be in poor condition so it would be advisable to check with the forest service in Pagosa Springs on road conditions before making the trip. Just a few miles on up highway 160 from the East Fork Road turn off is Treasure Falls with large parking area and viewing point. The road to Silver Falls parallels the East Fork of the San Juan River and may cross some creeks in the early spring.
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