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Narrow Guage Trail


This historic hike follows the old narrow gauge railroad line from St. Elmo to Nathrop. The gentle out and back route runs along the north side of Chalk Creek and climbs slowly through forests and along the base of the mountain. Enjoy stunning views of the chalk cliffs on the other side of the valley. A good hike for children, it’s well suited for hot days since it’s on the cooler north slope of Mount Antero (14,289 ft). Cascade Falls is the turn around. Please remember to lock your car.


Hike Time    3 Hours ±
Length of Hike    7.2 Miles Roundtrip
Difficulty Level    Easy



Go west on County Road 162 and continue for 1.2 miles before turning left on County Road 290/289. Continue straight on County Road 290 to the end (1.5 miles), where there is parking. The old Narrow Gauge railroad line to St. Elmo begins after the forestry gate. The first leg of the trail ends at Cascade Falls on County Road 162.  Should you wish to continue, walk west on County Road 162 for .9 miles. You will cross a bridge on the right side of the road. That is the old Stage Coach Road to St. Elmo, County Road 292. You may take it all the way to St. Elmo, 13 miles from Mt. Princeton. After the town of Alpine the road is for 4-wheel drive vehicles.






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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