Nathrop is quickly passed by on Highway 285, just 8 miles outh of Buena Vista. There’s a general store and gas station and some recreation including whitewater rafting.
The town lies at the start of Chalk Creek Canyon, which holds several recreational gems, including hot springs, ghost towns and waterfalls. The Arkansas River also passes directly past this blink-of-an-eye town, providing outstanding fishing and whitewater rafting.
Agnes Vaille Falls – A short hike is required to access this waterfall, located just past Mt Princeton in Chalk Creek Canyon.
Browns Canyon National Monument – Colorado’s most recently declared national monument, Browns Canyon is a mecca for whitewater rafting. It offers some of the best rafting in the state, and also some of the closest to Denver and the Front Range. Camping is also available in Browns Canyon.
Hot Springs – The most popular Mount Princeton Hot Springs, is one of the nicest hot springs resorts in Colorado, with a variety of soaking options. In addition to Mt Princeton, there are a number of private hot spring cabin rentals, mentioned below.
St. Elmo Ghost Town – Located at the end of Chalk Creek Canyon, St Elmo is one of the best preserved ghost towns in the state. It sits at the start of Tincup Pass, a 4×4 road that leads over the Continental Divide.
Read about the Camping near Buena Vista and Nathrop.
Activities near Nathrop
- Comanche Drive-In Theatre (11mi)
- Alpine Hot Springs Hideaway (private) (5mi)
- Antero Hot Springs Cabins (private) (5mi)
- Creekside Hot Springs Cabin (private) (6mi)
- Cottonwood Hot Springs (13mi)
- Mount Princeton Hot Springs (5mi)
- Treehouse Hot Springs (private) (5mi)
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