Treasure Falls

(nr Wolf Creek Pass CO)
Treasure Falls had a 105ft drop from a rocky crag above to a boulder strewn creek below. The flow was a bit light; almost like a bridal veil fall. It would have been pretty nice if it weren’t for the hoards of people swarming around. I had no idea it was so popular.

Treasure Falls

Treasure Falls – On the Rocks

Of course, people were playing on the rocks at the base of the falls; ignoring the signs prohibiting going beyond the viewing deck fence, and about the danger on the slippery rocks. This made it impossible to get a decent photo of the complete falls.

Treasure Falls

Treasure Falls – Looking Up

Treasure Falls

Creek below the Falls

The trail of about 1/2 mile, with lots of switchbacks, took me to two viewpoints. A footbridge across the creek below the falls. And, the viewing deck at the base of the falls. The timing was not good for proper lighting of the falls; as I was looking into the sun.

Treasure Falls

Near the Bottom

Treasure Falls

At the Top

Afterward, I went searching for a camp in the nearby forest. A somewhat secluded spot behind huge boulders put me next to the West Fork of the San Juan River. Being almost 8,000ft elevation, and rains every day, made the temps decent.

Camp: San Juan NF-West Fork San Juan River boondock
Scene: Waterfall, cliff, creek

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