Agnes Vaille Falls

Also see Cascade Creek Trail

Length of Hike: 1.2 miles RT

Difficulty: Moderate

If you don’t have much time but want to step out into nature, this is an excellent, short hike to a beautiful waterfall. The trail starts at 9,000 ft with an elevation gain of 508 ft. Along your route, enjoy Forest Service picture signs that share the history of the falls.

Mountain goats and bighorn sheep may be seen in the area.

In October 2013, a tragic rockslide at the waterfalls took the lives of 5 local residents, leaving one injured. The local Forest Service has re-routed the trail to meander around the boulders and land you safely at the falls.

For your safety, we ask that you please abide by Forest Service signs and regulations.


Directions to Agnes Vaille Falls

This trail is 4.3 miles west of Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort on CR 162. The trailhead parking lot is labeled with Forest Service Signs on the right side of the road across from Chalk Lake.

10 Hiking Essentials

  1. Water (1.5 Liters per person per 5-6 hours)
  2. Snacks (Beef Jerky, nuts, power bar)
  3. Navigation (map and compass and/or GPS)
  4. Sunscreen
  5. Extra clothing (hat, socks, gloves)
  6. First aid supplies
  7. Light (headlamp or flashlight)
  8. Fire starter and matches/lighter
  9. CD Rom or mirror, whistle, mosquito repellant
  10. Emergency shelter (Biffy Bag)



*****Please Remember*****

You are starting your adventure at roughly 8,000ft.

You are likely going to an even higher altitude – hydration is key.

Water, Water, Water!

This activity is an extreme test of a person’s physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for property loss, serious injury, and even death.  The risks include, but not limited to:  actions of other people, lack of hydration, weather, and/or other natural conditions.  Princeton Holdings, LLC DBA Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort is not liable for any injury, property loss, damage, death, etc. occurring due to any activity outlined by any information sheet provided by the property.  Guests are participating in these activities on their own merit and assume all liability, with no liability to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort or its agents.


Surrounding Towns

Buena Vista, Colorado

Buena Vista, Colorado

Buena Vista, Colorado is just 9 miles from Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort. This unique mountain town is located on the Arkansas River. There are many shopping opportunities along with restaurants, a brewery and a distillery. LEARN MORE

Salida, Colorado

Salida, Colorado is 21 miles from the resort. This is Colorado’s largest National Historic District. Dine on the banks of the Arkansas River and explore the many art galleries in this historic downtown. This area was named Colorado’s first Creative Arts District. LEARN MORE


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