Adams Fall

Adams Fall

Jay E. Adams, an early settler in the town of Grand Lake is memorialized by the Adams Fall, a visual delight for the beholder who tracks the trail to the viewpoint. Lying on the east side of Grand Lake, a short walk brings you to Adams Falls. Adams Falls is one of the most popular attractions to take in in Grand County.

Adams Falls is an easily attainable destination for almost all levels of hikers and seeing the waterfall is extremely rewarding. From the Trailhead near the center of town, hike through the mixed forests of pines and aspens and various other timber. At a short distance in the trail, one reaches the Adam Falls Trail, which is a semi-loop that reconnects with the East Inlet Trail. Turn right at the junction on Adams Fall Trail and walk a short distance to an overlook of Adams Falls. The overlook of Adams Falls is quite impressive and drops roughly 55 feet in a series of steps through a narrow rock gorge.

Proceeding from the overlook, the trail climbs to the top of the falls for another outstanding view from above the falls, and if you look into the distance you can see the entire view of Grand Lake.

Residents and visitors of Grand County, Colorado have the unique opportunity laid out for them on a platter, which few should ignore, not to miss the opportunity of a lifetime.

Steven Smith