Saturday Afternoon Hike To The Chalk Cliffs
The Chalk Cliffs is yet another beautiful landmark, located at the opening to Chalk Creek Canyon.
If you're in the vicinity of
Nathrop, the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, Deer Valley Ranch,
Agnes Vaille Falls, or on your way to
St. Elmo or
Tincup Pass, you can't miss these large light gray cliffs.
Today, my friend Derek and I hiked toward the Chalk Cliffs. We parked on Chaffee
County Road 162 and bushwhacked our way toward the base of some of these magnificent cliffs.
Photographing the cliffs was challenging, as I was usually looking up at them from below. (Poor depth)
However, I captured a few decent Colorado mountain scenery pictures after
we climbed to a grand overlook of the canyon.
By the way, the Chalk Cliffs are not made of chalk. The texture is kaolinite,
a soft rock that's produced by hot springs that percolate through cracks in the mountain. I would think a geologist might have a
field day in this region. :)
Our hike began, looking at those cliffs.