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Rainbow Falls, Manitou Springs

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#8 of 9 in Nature in El Paso County
Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Rainbow Falls (informally known as Graffiti Falls) is a waterfall located on Fountain Creek in Manitou Springs, Colorado. The falls' plunge is located beneath a bridge that links Manitou Avenue to Highway 24.

The trailhead to the falls is located on a 180-degree bend on Serpentine Drive, about 1⁄2 mile (0.80 km) off of Highway 24 across from the entrance to the Cave of the Winds. The falls were closed in 2013 for improvement from the El Paso County Parks Department, but have since reopened with a concrete walkway that snakes along the river.
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  • Be sure to bring water shoes! You can only see the entire falls when you step into the water. In August it was cold, but bearable, but the small, sharp rocks made it painful to walk. Water shoes... 
    Be sure to bring water shoes! You can only see the entire falls when you step into the water. In August it was cold, but bearable, but the small, sharp rocks made it painful to walk. Water shoes...  more »
  • When we visited, it was only open until 4 pm. There were very limited parking spaces, so we had to drive down a bit and park in the public area below. Did a short walk to the falls. The trail is... 
    When we visited, it was only open until 4 pm. There were very limited parking spaces, so we had to drive down a bit and park in the public area below. Did a short walk to the falls. The trail is...  more »
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  • Nice and simple
  • Amazing hike and waterfall. You hike next to the beautiful river with smaller waterfalls and the final one is huge and amazing. They really have it clean and tidy.

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