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  • The trail takes off from the end of the road and climbs toward the Continental Divide. Little Cochetopa Creek parallels the trail. Fishing, for brook trout, is especially good in the beaver ponds. Thi...
  • The trail travels along a saddle south of the summit and the last .5 miles to the summit is marked by a few rock cairns. To continue on to Mount Tabequache, follow the ridge, northwest, from the summi...
  • The trail ends at Agnes Vaille Falls, a small waterfall that cascades from a rocky shelf below Mt. Princeton (14,197 feet). The trail is short and considered relatively easy for most hikers. ...
  • This trail offers hikers some of the most scenic views around. During July and August, wildflowers are in full bloom and blanket the alpine surroundings with a multitude of colors. This trail is very ...
  • The Grizzly Lake road is rough, rocky and considered a difficult route by most 4-wheel enthusiasts. Fishing is considered excellent by anglers with abundant brook trout in the lake and in nearby beave...
  • This trail ties in to the Indian Trail.

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  • The trail ends at private property, you must return the way you came.

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  • This is a heavily used trail, especially by motorcycles. It winds in and out of cool pine forests and offers scenic vistas of Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak and Gold Camp Road. ...
  • This is a short loop trail for the blind and those in wheelchairs. There is a day-use fee at Rampart Reservoir charged by the concessionaire....
  • This trail had been used by motorcyclists for a long time but hadn't been officially on the system until 1991. Currently the district is working with a motorcycle club that is signing the trail and do...
  • The trail travels in a westerly direction up the Lake Fork drainage. Just below the parking area you cross the headwaters of the North fork of the South Platte River. From that point until you reach ...
  • For the first half mile of the trail climbs steeply into the hanging valley below the cirque at the head of the Smelter Gulch drainage. After that initial climb, the trail then rises at a less rapid ...
  • The trail begins at the Cheesman Canyon trailhead on CR 126 and ends at a gauging station immediatly below Cheesman Dam. The trail begins by briefly following Wigwam Creek, then crosses Forest Road 2...
  • The first two lakes are just below timberline, with a small pond and a waterfall between them. The upper-most lake is above timberline in a narrow steep sided valley near the top of the Sangre De C...

  • Leaving the trailhead near Bailey, the Payne Creek Trail and the Brookside-McCurdy Trail rise gently and soon reach a trail junction at the foot of a large private meadow. Here the two trails diverge,...
  • From the Wigwam Trailhead parking area, follow the signs a short distance on an old logging road to a sign on your right where the trail leaves the road. The trail heads generally northwest along Wig...
  • Beginning at the North Ben Tyler Trailhead, the trail climbs steeply in a series of switchbacks. Please do not cut across these switchbacks. After the last switchback, the trail becomes less steep up...
  • The first part of the trail follows Threemile Creek in a northeasterly direction. The stream and trail are in a narrow canyon with a number of stream crossings. As the trail swings more toward the ea...
  • From the parking area, the trail crosses a footbridge over Tarryall Creek and begins the climb to Bison Pass. The begins climbing at a moderate grade, but increases to a continuous steep grade before...
  • This description of the trail begins at Guanella Pass and ends at the lower terminus near Deer Creek Campground. From Guanella Pass, take the trail leading south out of the parking area. Halfway up t...
  • From the trailhead sign near the parking area follow the trail a short way down to a wooden footbridge across a Hankins Creek. Just across the bridge is a trail junction. The Hankins Pass Trail heads ...
  • From the Goose Creek Trailhead, hike downhill to a footbridge across Hankins Gulch. Just across the creek the Hankins Pass Trail heads west, while the Goose Creek Trail goes east (right). Climbing at...
  • From the junction of the Ben Tyler and Craig Park trails, bear left and hike east to a ridge on the northwest corner of Craig Park. Upon reaching the ridge, the valley of Craig Park will unfold below ...
  • Starting from the Payne Creek/Brookside Trailhead, the trail rises gently and soon reaches the junction at which the Payne Creek and Brookside-McCurdy trails diverge. The Payne Creek Trail goes left,...
  • From the parking areas, the trail descends gently toward Scott Gomer Creek. This first part of the trail passes through a prime example of willow carr (a wetland willow thicket), providing prime Whit...
  • The Colorado Trail fulfills the dreams one expects of a trail which connects 500 miles of Colorado's magnificent mountains. It crosses eight mountain ranges, seven national forests, six wilderness ar...
  • This is a paved foot, bicycle, and cross country ski trail. This trail parallels Hwy 67 and offers beautiful views of the Manitou Park area. It takes the average hiker about 1 hour to walk this paved ...
  • This trail parallels the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, which served as a primary trade route between Franklin, MO and Santa Fe, NM during the mid-1800s. The companion trail closely follows the ex...
  • Limber Grove Trail runs between Horseshoe and Fourmile Campgrounds which are southwest of Fairplay.  It is a 1.5 mile moderate hike that passes through a small grove of ancient Limber and Bristleco...
  • Barr Trail, named after its builder, Fred Barr was constructed from 1914 to 1921. The trail passes through three ecological life zones, Montane, Spruce-fir and alpine. Wildlife species common to thos...
  • The first mile is nearly level, leading North out of Woodland Park along the edge of the timber. Then it crosses a stream and forks where a sign describes the loop ahead as being 3 3/4 miles. Turning ...
  • The trail is 1 mile long and starts at 9, 020 feet and tops out at 9,160 feet, a gain of 160 feet. It is an easy trail for hiking....
  • This trail is the most heavily used trail on the Pikes Peak District. Two miles in the trail opens into a meadow near a stream. Reportedly this is the site of the former Waldo Hog Ranch for which the...
  • This 5.72 mile long trail accesses the Tanner Peak Trail....
  • The Grape Creek Trailhead follow the Rainbow Trail for 3.7 miles north to the Marble Mountain Trail. The trail accesses Marble Mountain and is 1.7 miles. The trail is moderate for hiking.  This trail...
  • South Apache Trail is 4.3 miles long and is considered hard. The trail starts at 7,300 feet and gains 2,300 feet to 9,600 feet....
  • This trail is located in the Greenhorn Wilderness.  The only access to this trail is from the Bartlett trail. The Santana trail ends at private land with no access. Beginning elevation starts at 8,20...
  • This trail is located in the Sangre De Christo Wilderness. The trail is moderate for hiking....
  • Trail length is 1.6 miles long. The trail is easy for hiking. Trailhead starts at 7,360 feet and gains 800 feet to 8,160 feet.  ATV use is not allowed on this trail, motorcycle use is....
  • The Bartlett Trail is about 12.1 miles long starting elevation is 8,000 feet and gains 3,580 feet to 11,580 feet elevation. The South Apache Trail ties into the Bartlett Trail. This trail is a mode...

  • This trail has two access points. Trail length is 6 miles long, and is marked as hard. Elevation starts at 8,500 feet and gains 2,720 feet, which tops out at 11,220 feet.  This trail is open to ATV a...
  • This trail is motorized for motorcycles only. No ATV's....
  • This trail is motorized for Motorcycles only....
  • The Greenhorn Trail is 7.8 miles long; beginning elevation is 7,460 feet and tops out at 11,340 feet, a gain of 3,880 feet. This trail is moderate for hiking. This trail is located in the Greenhorn...

  • This trail is moderate for hiking. The elevation starts at 8,720 feet at trailhead and tops out at 11,500 feet a gain in elevation of 2,780 feet. This motorized trail is open to motorcycles.  No ATV'...
  • This trail description begins at the east end of the trail at the Geneva Creek Trailhead and proceeds west into Hall Valley. From the trailhead gate the trail leads north west in an open meadow for a...
  • The trail is 10.4 miles long and is moderate for hiking. The trail starts at 8,940 and gains 2,280 to 11,220 feet.

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  • The trail begins at the section house. Walk northeast from this building along the dirt track. The hike's goal is a saddle between Boreas Mountain (south) and Bald Mountain (north). The route follows...
  • Formally the Wade Trail. Trail is vague in places and it dead ends at private property at mile 3. Return to West Peak Trail.  The trail is moderate for hiking.Views to North and to West. Many dike wa...
  • This easy trail follows the Reservoirs shoreline providing opportunities for fishing access, picnicking and enjoying the beauty of the area. ...
  • Views of White Peaks and Cuchara Valley....
  • The trail accesses the South Colony lakes and the surrounding peaks. This trail is moderate for hiking.  Most of the trail is located in the Sangre de Christo wilderness. Practice 'Leave no Trace' c...
  • Located in the Sangre de Christo Wilderness,the trail follows Horn Creek and is 4.6 miles long. It accesses the Horn Lakes. The trail is hard for hiking.

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  • This trail follows the drainage till it comes to a reroute then goes up the ridge to the top of Horn Peak. Horses and mules are not allowed on the trail after it begins on the reroute. The trail is...

  • This trail is 3.3 miles long and generally follows Cottonwood Creek. The trail is moderate for hiking.  There is no lake and this trail recieves low use.

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  • This trail is 7.3 miles long, and trail is marked as hard for hiking. The trailhead is at 6,720 feet and gains 2,900 feet to 9,620 feet. Motorcycle use is allowed but be aware that there are no motori...
  • Second Mace Trailhead is located near the old San Isabel ski area. Turn Northeast off of State Highway 165 on to Forest Service Road # 383 for about 3 miles to the end of the road....
  • Trail length is 6.4 miles long, and is marked as hard for hiking. Elevation starts at 8,000 feet and tops out at 9,680 feet a gain of 1,680 feet....
  • This trail is moderate for hiking.  Foot and Horseback only. Located in the Sangre De Cristo wilderness....
  • The trail is moderate for hiking, and 0.6 mile in length. The lake sits above timberline, just below Cottonwood Peak....
  • There is not a lake in the South Brush drainage. Banjo Lake sits high above timberline in a basin below Electric and DeAnza Peaks....
  • The lakes sit below timberline at the base of Thirsty and Lakes Peaks. These lakes are large, relative to the others found in this range.

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  • This is a heavily used trail. Motorcycles and hikers need to be considerate of each other. Hiking-About 1.5 miles past the intersection of North Cheyenne Canyon Rd, Gold Camp Rd, and High Drive is th...
  • This trail offers a variety of scenery in its passage to the Continental Divide. The trail follows the creek with several beaver ponds located along the way. A small shelterhouse is located 6 miles up...
  • The trail begins near some old mine tailings and travels southwest towards a small ridge and then drops down to Pass Creek. The trail follows the creek and passes several beaver ponds that offer good ...
  • Both of these lakes are beautiful! Neither lake has fish present but eventually both lakes will be stocked with native greenback cutthroats. This area is great for an overnight backpack trip and some ...
  • The trail rises through heavily forested areas to the top of the Continental Divide. The trail is very popular with mountain bikers. The trail passes through private property at the Kismuth mine. Plea...