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Colorado Trail South


Chalk Creek flows east from the Collegiate Peaks mountain range into the Arkansas River. This beautiful single-track hike starts at the creek and meanders south on the Colorado Trail. It climbs steadily from the waters of Chalk Creek through pine and aspen forests to a ridge with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Mt. Antero (14,289 ft.) sits on the south side of the river and Mt. Princeton (14,229 ft.) lies to the north. The trail then descends into an aspen forest
and grassy meadow on the east side toward the Arkansas River Valley.


Hike Time    .5–2 Hours
Length of Hike    4 Miles
Difficulty Level    Moderate to Difficult



Start out going west on County Road 162 and proceed for 2.3 miles. On the right, you will see a parking lot for the Colorado Trail South. The trailhead is located on the left side of County Road 291, about 100 yards from the parking area.







Contact Concierge


888-395-7799 (ext. #333)
9AM - 5PM Daily





 Ten Hiking Essentials

  1.) Water
  2.) Navigation (map, compass, and/or GPS)
  3.) Sun protection (sunglasses and sunscreen)
  4.) Insulation (extra clothing, including a hat)
  5.) First aid supplies
  6.) Fire (firestarter and matches/lighter)
  7.) Repair kit and tools (including knife)
  8.) Nutrition (extra food)
  9.) Illumination (headlamp or flash light)
10.) Emergency shelter

Hiking Packs are available at the activities desk or in the store.

Please remember, you are going to an even higher altitude. Hydration is key. Water! Water! Water!





    This activity is an extreme test of a person’s physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to: actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants; lack of hydration, weather, and/or other natural conditions. Princeton Holdings, LLC DBA Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort is not liable for any injury, property loss, damage, death, etc occurring do to any activity outlined by any information sheet. Guest is participating in any activity on their own merit with no liability to the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort or its agents.





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