Falcon Trail

El Paso County, Colorado

Elevation Gain634ft
Trailhead Elevation7,406ft
Elevation Min/Max7121/7406ft
Elevation Start/End7406/7406ft

Falcon Trail

Falcon Trail is a hiking and biking trail in El Paso County, Colorado. It is 13.0 miles long and begins at 7,406 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 634 feet. The Stanley Canyon Trailhead, Falcon Trail, and Chapel Overlook Parking are near the trailhead. The Air Force Academy military can be seen along the trail. There are also a fast food and a fuel along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Chapel Overlook Trail and B52 Trail.

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Mountain Biking Colorado (Falcon Guides)
Stephen Hlawaty
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"There’s good reason Colorado Springs’ Falcon Trail is gaining classic status among local mountain bikers. Its proximity to town, its cool factor for being located inside the US Air Force Academy, and its sinuous and accessible singletrack to any level rider all add up to an awesome mountain bike trail. In fact, Colorado Springs residents have voted the Falcon Trail one of the best mountain biking areas in the city. Although the trail can be ridden in either direction, this route describes the loop in a counterclockwise direction. Note: Entrance to the US Air Force Academy requires each entrant to show identification." Read more

Falcon Trail Reviews

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Rode the Falcon trail a couple of times, once clockwise and once counter clockwise. Counter clockwise seems a little nicer. Think the loop is 12 miles. Plenty of hills, great views, some technical sections. Would classify as an intermediate ride. Give yourself 2.5-3 hours (depending on how often and long you rest. Can park at either the commissary or next to the B-52.
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This is a gem. My computer gaged it right at 14 miles. I picked up the trail right behind the gas station, and parked at the BX commisary lot. Though not exceptionally technical, the trail is FUN with a couple of hearty climbs, and some great 'hucks' throughout the 14 miles. Some speedy sections with tight banked turns. Great workout (about an hour and a half), beautiful scenery, and very well marked.

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Trail Information

El Paso County
Nearby City
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Additional Use
Barry Goldwater Air Force Academy Visitor Center, 2346 Academy Dr., US Air Force Academy 80840; (719) 333-2025.
Local Contacts
USGS Pikeview; Trails Illustrated map #137: Pikes Peak / Cañon City; US Air Force Academy visitor’s map; DeLorme: Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 50 D-3.
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Dec 2018