Agnes Vaille Falls

Distance: 0.9 mi round trip
Elevation gain: 450 feet
Location: southwest of Buena Vista, Colorado
Date: August 28, 2013

Agnes Vaille Falls is in the valley right of center below Mount Princeton

UPDATE: A couple weeks (September 13) after I visited the falls, a rockslide killed five people at this location, and the falls remain closed as of September 2015.

Agnes Vaille Falls is a waterfall on the southern slopes of Mount Princeton (14,197 ft) in Chalk Creek Canyon in San Isabel National Forest. The trail to the falls is only about a half mile long and gains 450 in elevation. It begins at the trailhead across from Chalk Lake Campground and moderately gains elevation. As the trail nears the falls the trail closely follows the stream, and to get to the base of the falls you may have to cross the stream walk across loose rocks.

You can also get a view of the falls by climbing a short distance up the rocks on the west side of the stream just below the falls. From the this point there are also decent views of the valley below and Mount Antero (14,276 ft) to the south.

Agnes Vaille Falls

Looking south from the falls to Mount Antero

Chalk Lake

North slopes of Mount Antero from the trailhead

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