Brown’s Creek Falls and Lake Trail
Hiking & Hot Springs
MOUNT PRINCETON HOT SPRINGS RESORT
Brown’s Creek Falls and Lake
Length of Hike: 3 miles one way to falls; 5.5 miles one way to lake
Difficulty Level: Difficult
This spectacular waterfall is found approximately 3 miles from the trailhead. It is a little-known gem in the Sawatch Mountain Range. This hike features beautiful wildflowers in the summer, and is a great fishing stream. Cutthroat and Brook Trout are caught in the stream flowing along the trail. In the winter, this area presents a beautiful snowshoe hike. The setting of the waterfall takes place under majestic Jones Peak (13,569 ft.). Should you choose to continue, the hike leads past the falls, taking you up the canyon to Brown’s Lake (5.5 miles). Dogs are also allowed on this trail.
Directions to Brown’s Creek Falls and Lake
The trailhead is found in Raspberry Gulch, just east of Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort.
Take CR 162 0.5 miles east of the resort, turn right on CR 270 and continue for 5 miles until you intersect CR 272. Take right on CR 272 and follow the dirt road 3.5 miles to the trailhead.
10 Hiking Essentials
- Water (1.5 Liters per person per 5-6 hours)
- Snacks (Beef Jerky, nuts, power bar)
- Navigation (map and compass and/or GPS)
- Extra clothing (hat, socks, gloves)
- First aid supplies
- Light (headlamp or flashlight)
- Fire starter and matches/lighter
- CD Rom or mirror, whistle, mosquito repellant
- Emergency shelter (Biffy Bag)
12 popular trailheads in the Nathrop area with hikes for all abilities and age levels. Surrounding areas have additional options for exploring our beautiful valley.