Horsethief Falls

Horsethief Falls


Difficulty Moderate

Time 2.5 Hours

Round Trip Elevation 550 Feet

Starting Elevation 9,660 Feet

Distance 2.5 Miles

Area Pikes Peak

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Best Hikes Near Colorado Springs describes the longer (6.25 mile round trip) Pancake Rocks Trail this way: “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.”  If you prefer something shorter but with much of the same allure–then Horsethief Falls is for you!  This shorter trail shares the initial approach to Pancake Rocks but then continues to a shaded waterfall area.  The perfect hike for a family or couple looking for a special memory without the extra work!