Mt Cutler Hiking Trail

North Cheyenne Cañon Park, Colorado

Distance1.0mi
Elevation Gain1,491ft
Trailhead Elevation6,723ft
Top7,225ft
Elevation Min/Max6721/7225ft
Elevation Start/End6723/6723ft

Mt Cutler Hiking Trail

Mt. Cutler Hiking Trail is a hiking trail in El Paso County, Colorado. It is within North Cheyenne Cañon Park. It is a mile long and begins at 6,723 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,491 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The trail ends near the First Lieutenant Huy Vo bench and Mount Cutler (elevation 7,218 feet). This trail connects with the following: Mt. Muscoco Hiking Trail.

Mt. Cutler Hiking Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"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. With its easy terrain and small elevation gain, this is a good hike to start on when introducing your dog to the world of hiking."

"North Cheyenne Canyon Park is a city park with mountains, water falls, cliffs of pinkish-red Pikes Peak granite, and a creek that rushes down from 12,500-foot Mount Almagre. Thousands of people visit the park each year. Most will see a squirrel or deer.

But black bear, mountain lion, and fox also make their homes in these narrow canyons and in the woods. Special attractions: A real hiking experience and panoramic views of Colorado Springs, South Cheyenne Canyon, Seven Falls, and the Will Rogers Shrine."

"Close-in to town, this low elevation hike is snow and ice free for much of the year. Trail: All the way."

"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.

Colorado Springs. Just beyond charming residential districts, a winding road climbs west into this spectacular canyon, which is also one of the city’s oldest parks. The hike up Mount Cutler is the easiest and most accessible summit climb in the Pikes Peak region. Expect great views across North and South Cheyenne Cañons, an easy grade, peaceful pine and fir woods, and airy exposure on the last section."

"This short, beautiful trail with amazing views to the south and west makes for a great family hike, with a gradual climb leading to a stunning overlook."

Mt. Cutler Hiking Trail Reviews

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7/5/2010
This trail depends on what you're looking for. If its length and technical challenges, you will be disappointed. However, for a hike close to the city, it offers great views and scenery. Great hike for kids, as its 1 mile to the top. It also offer nice cool/shady area's - great summer hike.
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9/22/2008
This was an easy trail to hike in about a hours time. I also took off the main trail to actually climb to the top of Mount Culter on a fairly faint trail to the west after you reach a saddle at the top of the first pitch. This was a little more of a challenge, but only took about 45-minutes to summit. Overall, a nice conditioning hike.
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Trail Information

North Cheyenne Cañon Park
Nearby City
North Cheyenne Cañon Park
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Views
Features
Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services, 1401 Recreation Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80905-1975; (719) 385-5940; https://coloradosprings.gov/department/76
Local Contacts
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Oct 2018