Agnes Vaille Falls

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80902

Agnes Vaille Falls

Agnes Vaille Falls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Cascade Canyon Creek sweeps down from rocky crags and bounces off pink granite in a dramatic horsetail spray before settling into a creek bed cascade. Wedged in Cascade Canyon between 14,197-foot Mount Princeton to the north and 14,269-foot Mount Antero to the south, Agnes Vaille Falls holds its own.

Follow the Agnes Vaille Trail north as it climbs gently through the forest and into the canyon. Take time to read the interpretive signs along the trail, detailing the lives of falls namesake Agnes Vaille, and Mount Antero namesake Uintah Ute Chief Antero. To the south, enjoy views of sprawling Mount Antero; popular with rock hounds for its deposits of aquamarine and other gemstones, the peak is known as “the highest gem field in North America.” Pass two benches to your right, then follow the trail as it leaves the creek and turns left into the trees. Emerge from the trees and follow the creek to the base of the falls. Carefully make your way up social trails and over boulders for a closer look, taking care to avoid falling, wet, or icy rocks."

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Trail Information

Colorado Springs
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
1.2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season
8,750 feet
Trailhead Elevation
9,150 feet
Top Elevation
Waterfalls
Features
San Isabel National Forest, (719) 553-1400, www.fs.usda.gov/psicc; Salida Ranger District, (719) 539-3591
Local Contacts
DeLorme Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 59 C8; USGS Colorado Quad Map: Mount Antero
Local Maps