MOUNT PRINCETON HOT SPRINGS RESORT
Cascade Creek Trail
Also see Agnes Vaille Falls
Length of Hike: 1 mile RT
Chalk Creek meanders West to East 27 miles from the Continental Divide to the Arkansas River, passing through our beautiful Chalk Creek Canyon. This easy and beautiful trail sits just under the Chalk Cliffs, which proudly tower over Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort.
The striking white cliffs on Mount Princeton are made not of chalk but of Kaolinite, a soft rock produced by hot springs percolating through cracks in the mountain. The creek tumbles wildly in sections with chalky, white water ripples and the mesmerizing sound of rushing water.
Enjoy all of Chalk Creek and the Cliffs from this lovely trail which has rest benches along the way, as well as a waterfall viewing deck.
Directions to Cascade Creek Trail
This trail is 4.3 miles west of Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort on CR 162. You will use the trailhead parking lot for Agnes Vaille Falls, which is labeled with Forest Service Signs on the right side of the road across from Chalk Lake. Cascade Creek Trailhead is approximately 200’ from the Agnes Vaille Falls Trailhead Sign.
10 Hiking Essentials
- Water (1.5 Liters per person per 5-6 hours)
- Snacks (Beef Jerky, nuts, power bar)
- Navigation (map and compass and/or GPS)
- Extra clothing (hat, socks, gloves)
- First aid supplies
- Light (headlamp or flashlight)
- Fire starter and matches/lighter
- CD Rom or mirror, whistle, mosquito repellant
- Emergency shelter (Biffy Bag)
12 popular trailheads in the Nathrop area with hikes for all abilities and age levels. Surrounding areas have additional options for exploring our beautiful valley.