Calypso Cascades – 3.6mi / 5.8km
This tall cascade splashes through the forest on the way to North Saint Vrain Creek.
After 0.3mi/0.5mi along the level, forested trail, take the side trail to Copeland Falls where North Saint Vrain Creek drops into a couple of mesmerizing pools. Continue up along the playful creek and cross over at an unnamed cascade. A brief climb takes you to another bridge over Calypso Cascade. The falls splash through the forest, somewhat obscured, fan out, and pass under the bridge.
Turn around here or continue on to the more powerful Ouzel Falls (see Ouzel Falls in 5-10 Miles for description).
Trailhead: From Colorado Hwy 7, just north of Allenspark, turn onto Wild Basin Road. The Wild Basin Ranger Station and trailhead is 2.2mi/3.5km past the entrance station.
Elevation Gain: 650ft / 195m – Elevation Loss: 650ft / 195m