Treasure Falls, Colorado

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Treasure Falls
File:Treasure Falls, Colorado.jpg
The falls from the lower footbridge
Location Mineral County, Colorado, USA
Coordinates 37°26′35″N 106°52′26″W / 37.44306°N 106.87389°W / 37.44306; -106.87389 (Treasure Falls)Coordinates: 37°26′35″N 106°52′26″W / 37.44306°N 106.87389°W / 37.44306; -106.87389 (Treasure Falls)[1]
Type Single
Total height 105 feet (32 m)
Number of drops 1
Longest drop 105 feet (32 m)
Watercourse Fall Creek

Treasure Falls is a waterfall located off U.S. Highway 160 about 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. The falls are named after a local legend of a treasure of gold on the mountain the falls plunges from. There is a trailhead on the highway. The falls are somewhat visible from the parking lot, and a short and moderately steep hike of about 15 minutes and 300 feet (91 m) of elevation gain will bring hikers to the base of the falls, where there is a foot bridge for viewing. A switchback trail will take hikers closer to the plunge base, called the "Misty Deck" where hikers can view and feel the spray of the falls.

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