This trail is located in the Chalk Creek canyon, home to Mt. Princeton, Mt. Antero, the historic townsite of St. Elmo and numerous four-wheel drive roads. The trail ends at Agnes Vaille Falls, a small waterfall that cascades from a rocky shelf below Mt. Princeton (14,197 feet). The trail is short and considered relatively easy for most hikers. Interpretive signs detailing the history of the falls and nearby mountain peaks and views of the historic Denver, South Park and Pacific railroad grade.
The trailhead is located directly across from Chalk Lake campground. Parking is available for about 12 vehicles.
At a Glance
Rentals & Guides:
No rentals or outfitter guides services available.
No permit required.
Nathrop or Buena Vista, Colorado
Potable water at Chalk Lake campground.
Chalk Lake campground
No passes required.
US Forest Service
Directions: From Nathrop, (Highway 285), travel west on County Road 162 from approximately 6 miles. The trailhead is located on the north side of CR 162 just across from Chalk Lake campground.
The view of the falls is very dramatic but visitors should not climb up on the rocky sides of the falls.
A series of interpretive signs are located along the trail to the falls.