Green Mountain Falls

Long before the town existed, a trail ran by the site of present-day Green Mountain Falls. This trail, known as the Ute Pass Trail, was used first by the Ute tribes, then Spanish explorers and finally by white settlers moving west.

This scenic mountain community was one of three towns set up as vacation spots first for dust-weary Kansans, then upper-class Easterners. Today, the trail has been paved over and is still used as Route 24. Set in a picturesque, narrow mountain valley, the town is surrouned on three sides by Pike National Forest.

Private cabins are located on Gazebo Lake, which marks the centerpiece of Green Mountain Falls. In addition, the Outlook Lodge, built in the Victorian style in 1889, provides a leisurely getaway for couples of all ages. Stones, Bones and Wood, a modern trading post, has one-of-a-kind crafts by local artisans, including jewelry and leather goods. Multiple hiking trails have benn mapped out — a copy of the routes is available at the corner of Ute Pass Road and Lake Street.

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