|moderate||6.5 Hours||1,670 feet||9,700 feet||6.3 miles||pikes peak|
Enjoy a popular four-season hike with unique rock formations, astonishing views and subalpine zone vegetation; including Blue Spruce, Limber Pine, and Aspen trees. You will appreciate the challenge and rewards of hiking at higher elevations without the extra stress of trying to summit a fourteener! This is also a great hike if you also want to explore Cripple Creek.
“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.”
-BEST HIKES NEAR COLORADO SPRINGS
“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!”
-BRETT - ALLTRAILS
“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.”
-TIFFANY - ALLTRAILS