Billed as “the most photographed waterfall in Colorado,” North Clear Creek Falls is a rough-and-tumble marvel and one of four stunning waterfalls along the Silver Thread Scenic Byway, Rio Grande National Forest, Colorado. Photo by Susan Joy Paul.

Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado: A Guide to the State’s Best Waterfall Hikes (July 2013, FalconGuides) is available for pre-order, with driving directions, route descriptions, maps, photos and GPS waypoints to 150 Colorado waterfalls.