Agnes Vaille Falls [CLOSED]

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Agnes Vaille Falls [CLOSED] is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nathrop, Colorado and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from December until August. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

1.1 miles
419 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding


Gorgeous falls set deep in the side of Mt Princeton. [CLOSED because of a dangerous rockslide] From the trailhead it is easy to find the well labeled trail that will lead you up to the falls. Though this trail is short, it does gain a fair amount of elevation, so take your time. Bring water as well, since this area is very arid and the valley can get pretty hot in the summer. When you near the falls you will likely see signs not to climb around on the rocks or approach the falls to closely as rock fall is a common occurrence here. I say you will likely see a sign because about once a year the sign in crushed or buried in a rock fall, so heed the warning. These falls flow best in the spring, but by late summer or fall in dry years will stop flowing at all.

5 days ago

1 month ago

2 months ago

The trail is now open but does not go all the way to the falls. There is a barricade about 100 yards from the falls. It is now a loop. I believe it is now called Cascade Creek Trail. We hiked it Wednesday.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Friday, September 18, 2015

Very pretty. These pictures taken 7/20/2013

Friday, July 17, 2015

Very easy hike to do. It's a tragedy what happened there. Very beautiful area.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Looks to be closed indefinitely....

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Closed? Ridiculous, Why not close all of the trails in Colorado then? Mountains don't care about human safety.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

yes, a very pretty area, but as you may have heard....a pretty dangerous one too. Major tragedy this week there. It is unclear if they will reopen it. lots of support in the community to close it permanently

Friday, October 04, 2013

Now closed because of rockslide. Quite lovely, particularly near the end. Gorgeous waterfall.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Great trail for kids! Short but sweet trail with a beautiful waterfall at the end.

Monday, August 05, 2013

We did this as a family hike with my parents and children. This is a pretty short hike with some vertical, overall this is an easy hike until the end where there are some rocky and steep sections. My parents made it the whole way, but was a bit slow going at the top. This is a great family hike with a good waterfall at the end.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Wonderful, moderate trail that is in and out of shade. Waterfall was lovely. Easily done in an hour.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Great hike. Falls not following too much yet, but I bet they will be soon!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Very nice trail with markers along the way that tell of the history.
Easy hike for someone who does not hike much or who may be a little out of shape.
I went late in the year so the waterfall was not flowing as good as it probably would be in Spring

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Great, easy hike! Starts off as a trail, but as you get closer to the falls there is a little more hiking involved. We took a picnic and had lunch before heading back!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

This trail is a steady uphill grade but only a half mile to the falls. On the particular day I went (middle of June) the falls were beautiful. Also, depending on how adventurous you feel, you can scramble up some rocks for different views of the falls. Well worth the trip!

Friday, March 30, 2012

This is a great hike. Very pretty, and oppurtunity for rock scrambling at the end, if one is up to explore a little. When hiking it, it always seems longer then "advertised".

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Beautiful in early May with lots of snow on the surrounding Peaks. Last part of trail requires some scrambling over rocks.