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Agnes Vaille Waterfall, Nathrop

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Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Agnes Vaille Falls is a waterfall on the southern slopes of Mount Princeton just above Chalk Creek in San Isabel National Forest, Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. The falls has been a popular half mile hike from county road 162 near Chalk Lake.
On September 30, 2013 five hikers were killed and another injured at the falls by a rockslide that was likely triggered in part by the 2013 Colorado floods. The trail to the falls was closed by the U.S. Forest Service following the accident, and recovery of the bodies was hampered by the United States federal government shutdown of 2013, which began the following day. This trail is, however, still being taken today, as there are no officials signs stating it is still closed. Social media shows much activity on the once closed trail. “Trail will be rerouted due to rock slide danger. Use extreme caution if hiking to the falls until the reroute is completed.”
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  • We parked our sleds in the parking lot lot. And made a quick hike up to look at the falls. They were frozen. We just made our way to the end of the trail. We never actually went to the falls. But it.....  more »
  • An easy hike in and out (about 1.75 miles roundtrip) but it was icy and snow covered so we wore Yak Trax and used poles. The falls were frozen and blueish in color. So pretty!  more »
  • The trail to get up was really nice. My first time hiking, but would gladly do it again. Bring some friends and drinks a beer at the top, cheers 🍻.
  • Beautiful sites with the waterfall at the end of your ascent. Not too difficult of a climb for most people, we saw young and old on our trip up and back down. There are multiple paths in some spots to take you closer to the water or ip on higher ground. Bring your cameras because there's are many good photo opportunities the entire length of the trail with the surrounding mountain peaks in all directions. We saw a some wildlife, mainly squirrels and birds along with one snake.
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