Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs Guide Book

by Stewart M. Green and Tracy Salcedo (Falcon Publishing)
Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs

144pp/maps
ISBN: 0762763574

Best Easy Day Hikes Colorado Springs includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twentyfive easy-to-follow hikes on the high plains as well as in the mountains near town. From renowned Garden of the Gods to secluded Mueller State Park, these hikes, most less than 5 miles long, will fuel your Rocky Mountain hiking fever.

©  Stewart M. Green and Tracy Salcedo/Falcon Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

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Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 25.
... Preview: A steady climb leads to Horsethief Park, a high mountain meadow, and ends at a cascading waterfall on the western slope of Pikes Peak. Located off CO 67, an oft-traveled route between Divide and the h ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Florissant, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2 miles
... Preview: These trails explore Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument’s unique fossil record, passing massive petrified tree stumps and old quarries that have yielded some of the world’s best fossilized insec ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Florissant, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7 miles
... Preview: After a short climb, this excellent hike leads through serene meadows below granite cliffs and boulder-strewn hillsides, with excellent views of Pikes Peak’s northern shoulders. With its gentle grades ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Florissant, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4 miles
... Preview: This pleasant hike, connecting several trails, explores sandstone bluffs, woods, and meadows on the northwestern edge of Colorado Springs. Surrounded by suburbs in northwest Colorado Springs, Ute Vall ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Colorado Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2 miles
... Preview: This pleasant singletrack trail with moderate grades ends with great views from the summit of 9,288-foot Gray Back Peak on the southern edge of the Pikes Peak massif. The Gray Back Peak Trail offers a ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Fort Carson, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8 miles
... Preview: Climb through a pine and fir forest in North Cheyenne Cañon Park to the summit of 7,164-foot Mount Cutler, which offers panoramic views of Colorado Springs. Serene, peaceful, and seemingly remote, Nor ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Broadmoor, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9 miles
... Preview: This lovely trail leads you through shallow canyons in the Garden of the Gods to a scenic vista amid sandstone pillars. The Garden of the Gods is so ubiquitous, you could scarcely say you’ve visited t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Manitou Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.55 miles
... Preview: This excellent loop hike, following four different trails, offers spectacular views of the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak from rocky ridges and wooded valleys. This wonderful hike follows parts of ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Manitou Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6 miles
... Preview: This short loop hike in Fountain Creek Regional Park explores the wildlife-rich ponds and wetlands at the Cattail Marsh Wildlife Area south of Colorado Springs. The Fountain Creek Nature Trail loops t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Security, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6 miles
... Preview: This short hike, initially following the Intemann Trail, climbs to the summit of 7,375-foot Red Mountain, where you’ll find commanding views of Manitou Springs and Pikes Peak. Red Mountain, a low peak ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Manitou Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3 miles
... Preview: This popular hike down Outlook Ridge in Mueller State Park offers three scenic overlooks and then a return hike up a wooded valley past Lost Pond. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Florissant, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.65 miles
... Preview: This wonderful hike climbs to the eastern end of Spruce Mountain’s long summit and follows a loop trail through an open pine woodland to Windy Point at the mountain’s west end. The Spruce Mountain Tra ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Palmer Lake, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3 miles
... Preview: This excellent and peaceful loop hike wanders through soaring sandstone formations in the western sector of Red Rock Canyon Open Space. The 0.55-mile Contemplative Trail coupled with 0.9 mile of the 1 ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Broadmoor, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6 miles
... Preview: This fun hike in Cheyenne Mountain State Park explores the hills above the park visitor center, passing open meadows, scrub oak forests, and scattered ponderosa pines. The Coyote Run Trail makes a gre ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Fort Carson, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4 miles
... Preview: Barr Trail climbs 13 miles to the summit of Pikes Peak, but this great day hike follows the trail’s first 3 miles up Mount Manitou to wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. Pikes Peak, looming ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Manitou Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4 miles
... Preview: This secluded hike traverses through grassy meadows, scrub oak thickets, and ponderosa pine woods in the western sector of Cheyenne Mountain State Park. The 3.5-mile-long Blackmer Loop Trail, threadin ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Fort Carson, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7 miles
... Preview: A classic hike flanked by towering sandstone walls follows an old road in the heart of Red Rock Canyon Open Space. The Red Rock Canyon Trail explores Red Rock Canyon, the centerpiece of Red Rock Canyo ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Broadmoor, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2 miles
... Preview: This fun hike climbs to the 9,843-foot summit of Grouse Mountain and a spectacular overlook that offers scenic views of Pikes Peak and Mueller State Park. The Grouse Mountain Overlook Trail (Trail 16) ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Florissant, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8 miles
... Preview: This short hike begins at Helen Hunt Falls in upper North Cheyenne Cañon Park and climbs to a scenic viewpoint above Silver Cascade Falls, a rushing waterfall on a granite slab. The short, easy Silver ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Broadmoor, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.7 miles
... Preview: This excellent loop trail threads across colorful sandstone bluffs at Palmer Park in northeast Colorado Springs. The Edna Mae Bennett Nature Trail is a lovely hike through the ravines and rocky bluffs ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs"
Colorado Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6 miles

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