Technicolor destinations are a definite addition to any adventure list, especially if there is a waterfall involved. Rainbow Falls in Colorado is home to colorful walls and rocks that create a dreamy, unique vibe. You can explore this hidden world under a towering bridge and snap some incredibly whimsical photos.

Even though the paintings that cover some of the rocks have caused disagreement as to whether its art or vandalism, people have begun using the colorful alcove as a sweet spot for photography.

Rainbow Falls in Manitou Springs, Colorado, is home to a variety of art styles that have been rendered on the walls surrounding the tiny waterfall.

Over the years, attempts have been made to clean them off, but more always follows, and anyone who visits can snap some great shots of the stunning falls surrounded by psychedelic creations.

You can explore the area and enjoy the colorful sites but must stay within the boundaries set by the city. There is massive surveillance to keep any more etchings from being added.

The waterfall itself flows underneath an overpass and is a secluded nook perfect for some Insta worthy photos.

Over the years, the falls have been a subject of debate, as some don't like the graffiti that covers the stones. Others feel it brings a pop of stunning color and livens up an already stunning piece of nature.

You can visit the falls in the summer and autumn, but during the winter, it is closed to the public.

To reach the falls, you can take Highway 24 to Cave of the Winds Road. From there, exit Serpentine Road to the first turn, and park on the west side.

It's free to visit, just make sure to leave no trace on your trip.

This dreamy balance of art and nature is the perfect little adventure.

Rainbow Falls

Price: Free

When: Summer & Fall, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address: W. US Highway 24, Manitou Springs, CO

Why You Need To Go: These dreamy etchings create a technicolor world around this small waterfall.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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