A scenic trail through aspen and spruce-fir following Fourmile Creek to a 300-foot waterfall.
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This trail follows Fourmile Creek with Eagle Mountain to the east. The first part is rocky dirt trail that rises and falls, sometimes quite steeply. You’ll hike through dense stands of aspen and spruce-fir, and across open meadows with views of the creek and surrounding mountains. Depending on snowmelt and rains, there may be several small streams to cross. In summer, expect a variety of wildflowers and, in the meadows, clouds of butterflies. In places with a view of the water, look for beaver dams. In wooded areas, you’re also likely to see many types of mushrooms and other fungi.
The trail is well-used and easy to follow. There is a kiosk at the trail head – and often, a supply of walking sticks — but little signage along the trail. You may see a few metal trail markers on the trees.
At the end of the trail, the waterfall drops 300 feet from the towering cliffs. This route stops at the stream, but it’s possible to cross and continue up to the base of the falls. Expect to get wet.
The trail head parking lot has restrooms.
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Another stream crossing
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Meadow with view of falls
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Pond and beaver dam
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Below Fourmile Falls
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Kiosk and walking sticks
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Crossing the creek
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This stream can be substantial, depending on snow melt and rains.
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View of falls
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Meadow, trees, and peaks
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