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Chalk Creek Canyon

Basics
Location:
A few miles north of Salida, heading west from Nathrop
Setting:
Mountainous
Surface:
Maintained Dirt or Gravel
Suitable Vehicle:
High clearance vehicle recommended
Length:
55 miles round-trip
Time:
2 to 3 hours plus stops
Season:
Spring through fall

Description

This mountain road passes four historic ghost towns and some interesting geologic formations such as the Chalk Cliffs as it rises up into the central Rockies.

Details

Location:
A few miles north of Salida, heading west from Nathrop
Setting:
Mountainous
Surface:
Maintained Dirt or Gravel
Suitable Vehicle:
High clearance vehicle recommended
Length:
55 miles round-trip
Time:
2 to 3 hours plus stops
Season:
Spring through fall
Camping Info
Chalk Lake, Boot Leg, Mt. Princeton, Cascade, Iron City

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