Photo: Casey Reynolds
Known locally as Graffiti Falls, Rainbow Falls is a unique waterfall in Manitou Springs. It resides on Fountain Creek, about twenty minutes from Colorado Springs.
There is a large amount of graffiti painted on the canyon walls, giving the waterfall its nickname. It’s a colorful display, and unusual for a Colorado waterfall. The falls plunge for about 45 feet in one solid drop. It’s a peaceful hot springs, yet popular and visited year round.
The waterfall drops under a bridge, linking Manitou Avenue to Highway 24 in Manitou Springs. The trailhead is located on Serpentine Drive, roughly a half mile from highway 24, across from the Cave of the Winds.
Address: Manitou Avenue & Highway 24, Manitou Springs
Season: Year Round (spring is best)
GPS Coordinates: 38°52’04.8″N 104°55’26.9″W