Thing to Do

Hike to Adams Falls

water cascading down rocks
Adams Falls

NPS Photo / Kim Grossman

  • Distance: 0.6 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 79 feet (24 m)
  • Trail Type: Out & Back

Located on the East Inlet Trail, this hike leads to a small, pleasant waterfall.

If you continue past the falls, you’ll soon come to a large, glaciated valley with a river and great views where moose are sometimes seen. You can find many types of wildflowers in this area.

Pets Allowed
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
East Inlet Trailhead

From May 27 to October 10, 2022, Timed Entry Permit Reservations are required to enter most areas of Rocky Mountain National Park between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. To access the Bear Lake Road Corridor, Timed Entry Permits are in effect from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Timed Entry Permit Reservations are only available via One Timed Entry Permit Reservation is $2.00 and non-refundable. 

Timed Entry Permits are vehicle permits. One Timed Entry Permit will cover one vehicle and all passengers in the vehicle. Timed Entry Permit Holders must enter the park during their reseved 2-hour reservation window. 

Learn more about the park's Timed Entry Permit Reservation program

Accessibility Information
This is not a paved trail. The trail is rugged with an elevation gain of 79 feet.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Last updated: August 17, 2023