Hike Copeland Falls

a waterfall flows over a rocky cliff
Copeland Falls

NPS Photo / Ann Schonlau

  • Distance: 0.6 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 15 feet
  • Trail Type: Out and Back, Easy

Copeland falls is the most easily accessible waterfall in the Wild Basin area. From the Wild Basin trailhead, visitors will stroll along the St. Vrain river as it winds through the spectacular Wild Basin towards Upper and Lower Copeland Falls. Fishing is a popular activity of the area for those who have the appropriate fishing licenses and are aware of area regulations. Check with a ranger before fishing here. Continuing up this trail will take visitors to two more iconic waterfalls, Calypso Cascades and Ouzel Falls. Watch your step! Beware of fast moving water and slippery rocks; keep small children close by.

Help keep wildlife wild. Never approach or feed wildlife. Animals that learn people are a source of food can become aggressive or stop hunting or foraging on their own. Keep your distance - it's the law! You could be hurt or issued a fine.

Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Accessibility Information
This is not a paved trail. The trail is rugged with an elevation gain of 15 feet.

Last updated: November 10, 2020