Whitmore Falls

(nr Lake City CO)
I rode my bike about two miles further past the ghosttown of Capitol City to see Whitmore Falls. While not as well known, it was worth the short hike off the road. A path lead down a slope with some steps, then out onto a ledge and an observation deck.

Whitmore Falls

Whitmore Falls

Henson Creek gushed out from a gap in the cliff producing a tremendous flow with a drop of 40ft or more to a large pool at the bottom. The rugged cliffs surrounding it added to the excitement.

Whitmore Falls

Cascade below the Falls & Pool

Whitmore Falls

Henson Creek Rushing over the Rocks

A side trail went down a steep embankment leading to the base of the falls. I didn’t venture because a family with several kids were just ahead of me. That would have meant my photo opportunity would include them frolicking in the water. No thanks!

Whitmore Falls

Stump along Path to the Falls

Whitmore Falls

Mountains around the Waterfalls

I did poke around in the bushes and trees to find a better view of the falls. A rock pile provided a different angle, but it was a bit precarious. A pretty waterfall for little effort.

Camp: Henson Creek-BLM boondock
Scene: Waterfall, creek, cliffs

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8 Responses to Whitmore Falls

  1. Barney Ward November 3, 2017 at 7:39 pm #

    Thank you for the great pictures.

    • Pleinguy November 3, 2017 at 7:44 pm #

      And, thank you for following the blog.

  2. Martha November 5, 2017 at 11:24 am #

    Loved the photos – you captured the power of the water so well.

    • Pleinguy November 5, 2017 at 11:29 am #

      Thank you for saying that, Martha. I really appreciate it.

  3. Richard Woy November 6, 2017 at 8:28 am #

    Beautiful spot. Thanks for sharing. If you go west of Pueblo, Phantom Canyon is great and may be a chance to warm up a bit.

    • Pleinguy November 6, 2017 at 8:41 am #

      Thanks for the tip.

  4. Ralph Parker November 9, 2017 at 8:20 pm #

    I’ve gotten behind. Glad to see you’re still out on the road, my friend. Where do you plan to spend the winter?

    • Pleinguy November 9, 2017 at 8:28 pm #

      Nice to hear from you Ralph. I expect to be wandering around the southwest this winter.

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