We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Paradise Cove Swimming Hole

A Granite Walled Swimming Hole Perfect For Cliff Jumping
id_3060072
Rating: 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Paradise Cove (also known as Guffey Cove) is a hidden little swimming hole near Cripple Creek. The cove is a short, but sometimes... more »

Tips:  Don't bring glass bottles, they are prohibited and I have seen sheriffs ticketing for this.

Bring along a trash bag to pack out your... more »

Take this guide with you!

Save to mobile
Get this guide & thousands of others on your mobile phone
EveryTrail guides are created by travelers like you.
  1. 1. Download the EveryTrail app from the App Store
  2. 2. Search for the Paradise Cove Swimming Hole guide
  3. 3. Enjoy your self-guided tour
Get the app

Points of Interest

1. Parking Area

From Colorado Springs, follow RT 24 to the town of Florissant (34.5 miles). From Florissant, follow Teller County Road 1 south for about 9.2 miles, until a Y fork, and bear right, into County Road 11. Follow County Road 11 for 4.1 miles, until a T intersection, and make a right turn at the intersection, into County Road 112. Follow County Road 112... More

2. Stream Crossing

As you hike the trail you will cross Guffey Creek Several Times. None of the crossings are bridged.

3. Paradise Cove

After a short hike you will come to the cove. The top of the cove is marked with a sign warning of the danger of jumping. The trail down to the swimming hole is short and steep. There are some nice rocks and a small beach area to hang out on. You can take a dip in the jade colored pool, or if your feeling adventurous take a plunge from one of ... More