COLORADO TRAIL SOUTH

Hiking & Hot Springs

 

 

MOUNT PRINCETON HOT SPRINGS RESORT

COLORADO TRAIL SOUTH.

 

 

COLORADO TRAIL SOUTH.

Colorado Trail SouthChalk Creek flows east from the Collegiate Peaks mountain range into the Arkansas River. This beautiful single-track hike starts at the creek and meanders south on the Colorado Trail. It climbs steadily from the waters of Chalk Creek through pine and aspen forests to a ridge with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Mt. Antero (14,289 ft.) sits on the south side of the river and Mt. Princeton (14,229 ft.) lies to the north. The trail then descends into an aspen forest and grassy meadow on the east side toward the Arkansas River Valley.Hike Time    .5–2 Hours
Length of Hike    4 Miles
Difficulty Level    Moderate to Difficult

Directions:

Start out going west on County Road 162 and proceed for 2.3 miles. On the right, you will see a parking lot for the Colorado Trail South. The trailhead is located on the left side of County Road 291, about 100 yards from the parking area.

PHOTO GALLERY HIKING.

 

 

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)

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


 
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort
Phone: 719-395-2447
15870 County Road 162 Nathrop, Colorado 81236-9703

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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