TYPE - Segmented
HEIGHT - 400'
WIDTH - 10'
TYPE OF APPROACH - Trail
DIFFICULTY - Fairly Difficult
LOCATION - Glacier Creek Road
GPS- N48 47.221 W121 51.388
ELEVATION - 6517'
Heliotrope Falls is basically an accent to the stunning view of Mt. Baker and the Coleman Glacier from the end of the trail. The the waterfall might be a footnote, it is still an impressive sight, dropping around 400' over about a 1/4 mile stretch. There are two main segments of the falls, the one pictured here is a narrow flume of water while the right hand segment spreads out into wider flows. The amount of water can vary a lot depending on how much snow and ice is melting.
Follow the directions to Rock Gnome Falls. Continue
another 3/4 of a mile to the end of the trail where the falls can be seen.
NEARBY WATERFALLS - Eldridge Falls, Hogsback Falls, Kulshan Falls, Rock Gnome Falls, Roosevelt Falls, Smith Creek Falls, Tennant Falls, Twin Falls
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