Catamount Falls

Difficulty Time Round Trip
Starting Elevation Distance Area
moderate 3 Hours 1,400 - 1,700 feet 7,700 feet 6 miles pikes peak


Catamount Falls Trail provides a scenic out and back trip to both the Garden of Eden; a beautiful hidden valley filled with wildflowers, honey bees, birds and rock formations, and to Catamount Reservoirs where you can take in a rare view of Pikes Peak over water. This hike is well suited for small groups looking for a slightly more demanding hike than our easy trails. It usually has smaller crowds than the most popular tourist areas in Colorado Springs.



“One of the finest day hikes in the Pikes Peak region. The trail offers it all–spectacular mountain scenery, willow-lined beaver ponds, hillsides of shimmering Aspen, far-reaching views, and unusual granite rock formations.”


“Great hike, mostly covered w/ trees. Minimal snow that’s easily hikeable with regular shoes. Steep in sections. The payoff is in the end, not a ton of views before then. But a great view once you get there!”


“Love this trail and have hiked it several times over the years and seasons. Hiked this today 12/23/18 and the trail was covered in snow. Still a fantastic hike with great views at the top - lots of up hill so also a great whole body workout. If you hike this for the first time in the winter I highly recommend dressing accordingly with the right gear: Shoes that are insulated and waterproof, crampons/metal claws for your shoes (this really helps w/ ice!), wool socks, warm layered clothing, coat, gloves, beanie etc. having the right gear has made a world of difference for me with winter hikes, and makes it way more enjoyable.”


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