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Endovalley Day Use Area

Rocky Mountain National Park

Northern Front Range, Colorado

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Endovalley Day Use Area

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  • Multiple picnic areas at Endovalley Day Use Area.- Endovalley Day Use Area
  • Typical site at the Endovalley Day Use Area.- Endovalley Day Use Area
  • The vault toilets, of which there are two, are well-maintained.- Endovalley Day Use Area
  • Many of the sites are well shaded.- Endovalley Day Use Area
  • Large granite boulders surrounding one of the day use sites.- Endovalley Day Use Area
  • A short, quiet trail up the valley eventually peters out, but not without passing small cascades along the way.- Endovalley Day Use Area
  • A small cascade along the Fall River.- Endovalley Day Use Area
  • Crossing the Fall River.- Endovalley Day Use Area
  • A small cascade along the Fall River.- Endovalley Day Use Area
  • Unidentified species (help us identify it by providing feedback).- Endovalley Day Use Area
  • A small cascade along the Fall River.- Endovalley Day Use Area
  • Looking up the Fall River valley.- Endovalley Day Use Area
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Pros: 
Ample sites. Clean restrooms. Family friendly.
Cons: 
Few nearby trails.
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Region:
Northern Front Range, CO
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
No
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Nestled among the firs in the western end of Horseshoe Park, the Endovalley Day Use Area is a quiet, expansive day use area to spend a lazy afternoon picnicking, relaxing alongside Fall River or exploring the small cascades nearby. Situated just before the gate to Old Fall River Road, it can be combined with the relaxed ascent to the Alpine Visitor Center for an easygoing and enjoyable family afternoon.

The area features 32 picnic tables, each with its own fire pit, and two well-maintained vault toilets, all of which is evenly spread over a half-mile loop. The sites along the outside of the ring are the most desirable and diverse: along the northern rim, picnic tables are dispersed in an outcropping of large granite boulders, while those on the western and southern rim are accompanied by the sound of bubbling creeks. Sundance Creek and Chiquita Creek converge with Fall River just beyond Endovalley Day Use Area, and trails to charming little cascades on Sundance Creek and Fall River offer families with children a safe and enjoyable place to play.

Those seeking a little more adventure can continue along the trails, which gradually fade into game trails used by elk to travel between Horseshoe Park and Fall River Cirque. Within a half mile or so, these trails begin to ascend the Fall River canyon and become rougher, but not impossible, to follow. Small cascades, cliff outcroppings and solitude make a short jaunt past more trammeled terrain worthwhile.

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