I find waterfalls incredibly relaxing. Thankfully there are a ton of waterfalls to visit across Colorado. I am not a hiker by any means, but I love a quick trip to a waterfall to read, relax, and enjoy the scenery.

Recently I took a trip to Boulder Falls for my girlfriend's birthday. It was our first time there and there was not a lot off people around.

We laid out a blanket and I fell asleep. She woke me up two hours later then went to Boulder for the day.

Is Boulder Falls one of the best in the country? No, but it is still great. However, one waterfall was ranked amongst the best and most beautiful waterfalls in the country.

Colorado Waterfall Is the Best in the Nation

Travel + Leisure compiled a list of the best waterfalls in every state. The best waterfall in Colorado is North Clear Creek Falls, according to the publication.

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Have you heard of this waterfall? Surprisingly a lot of people have not.

The Colorado Tourism Office spoke to Travel + Leisure and said the North Clear Creek Falls is a bit of a hidden gem.

I guess I am exposing a favorite secret spot for many. My bad.

Where Colorado's North Clear Creek Falls Is Located

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North Clear Creek Falls can be found on the Silverthread Scenic Byway on Highway 149. The waterfall is in southwest Colorado in the Rio Grande National Forest.

There is a free observation area as well. Here are the official directions from the United States Forest Service.

From Creede, Colorado travel west on State Highway 149 for 26 miles. Turn right and go southeast for 1/2 mile to the overlook.

I have not been to this waterfall yet. However, I am planning on packing up the car and going soon.

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