Saint Mary's Falls Trail #624


FDR 370 to Saint Mary's Falls

This trail follows Buffalo Canyon Creek through mature aspen stands and mixed pine and spruce forests to St. Mary's Falls. To ones right are the falls which cascade down a granite wall 250-300 feet. To ones left is a very nice view of Colorado Springs with the Broadmoor Hotel in the foreground. Trout may be seen in the creek.

Difficulty: Moderate

At a Glance

Open Season: April
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
Water: Drinking water is not readily available. Hikers are advised to carry an adequate supply. Water from streams should be treated before use.
Information Center: Foot, mountain biking, and horse trail. About 1.6 miles from Gold Camp Rd.

General Information


From Colorado Springs, take either 26th St. or Cheyenne Rd. to North Cheyenne Canyon Rd. to Gold Camp Rd. About 1 mile past the locked gate at the intersection of North Cheyenne Canyon Rd., Gold Camp Rd., and High Drive is the trailhead.

General Notes:

Camping is permitted along the trail and is recommended 300’ from any trail or stream. Use no-impact camping techniques. Pack it in/Pack it out rule applies. Campfire permits are not required but please be sure your fire is dead out before you leave. Respect other trail users.



Show detail SHOW


Hide detail HIDE

Day Hiking


Horse Riding & Camping

Show detail SHOW
Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.6 miles

  Elevation : 
7900 feet - 8880 feet