On our very first morning in Colorado, we decided to get our hearts pumping with a short hike that was just a hop, skip and jump away from our cabin. Although it was an extremely easy hike, it offered some great views of the surrounding area. Since we weren’t sure how treacherous the trail was (steep cliffs, etc.) we put the boys in the backpacks on the way up. Turns out that the trail is pretty mild with only a couple of dangerous but manageable areas. The kids were able to hike back down the trail with no problems at all.
The Agnes Vaille Waterfall Trail is a short 1/2 mile hike through Chalk Creek Canyon in the San Isabel National Forest that ends with a large waterfall plunging from the peak of Mt. Princeton.
This is definitely a short hike that is family-friendly and worth a visit! I loved how the scenery and even the smell of the forest was so different from what we are used to in our ancient Appalachian forests. We really enjoyed spending our morning here. More Colorado adventures to come…