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Browns Creek Trail to Browns Falls.
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Informational kiosk at the trailhead. There is a pit toilet (not shown) to the left just before the kiosk.
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Colorado Trail info at the kiosk
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Start of the Browns Creek Trail #1429. About .2 miles later the trail goes through a gate and then at .25 a short, steep set of switchbacks. This is as difficult as the trail gets.
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At about 1.4 miles the Browns Creek Trail meets the Colorado Trail #1776. Bear left here.
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At about 1.7 miles, just after crossing a short foot bridge, the Browns Creek Trail leaves the Colorado Trail. Bear right.
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This trail has little elevation gain and is mostly soft sand. At about 2.5 miles it opens up with a great view of Jones Peak.
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At approximately 2.7 miles the trail encounters Browns Creek at this fork. Hikers go right, while equestrians can bear left and cross the creek.
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After bearing right at the fork, cross this foot bridge and then turn right.
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At about 2.85 miles cross this bridge.
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A short distance later, pass this horse tie-up spot on your left. This is as far as horses can go on this trail.
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At about 3 miles, the trail to the falls goes to the left.
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The marker for the falls is not the typical Forest Service sign. The falls are only a couple hundred feet away from here.
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Browns Falls. From here, you can return by retracing your steps back to the trailhead. In this column, however, we'll take a different route back.
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Instead of following your steps back to the trailhead (a hike of about 6 miles), you can make this into a loop. Follow the Browns Creek Trail back to the Colorado Trail and instead of turning left, turn right. You'll cross this bridge along the way after turning right onto the Colorado Trail.
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At about 4.5 miles, or about .3 miles from the Browns Creek Trail, turn left on the Wagon Loop Trail #1427.
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Turn left on Wagon Loop.
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The Wagon Loop Trail is mostly all downhill for about 1.5 miles, or a bit over 6 miles from the start. It is a very rocky trail with plenty of loose, ankle twisting rock. Since it is lesser used than the more direct Browns Creek Trail, you'll most likely have this trail to yourself. At the end of the trail, turn left at the road. The trailhead parking lot is less than 1,000 feet away.
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The route, including taking the Wagon Loop Trail to return.
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This trail has little elevation gain and is mostly soft sand. At about 2.5 miles it opens up with a great view of Jones Peak.

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