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).
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."
--Bob D’Antonio, Maryann Gaug, Stewart Green, Linda B. Mullally, and Tracy Salcedo-Chourré., Best Dog Hikes Colorado (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Judith Galas & Cindy West, Walking Colorado Springs (Falcon Guides).
"Close-in to town, this low elevation hike is snow and ice free for much of the year. Trail: All the way."
--Dave Muller, Colorado Summit Hikes for Everyone (Colorado Mountain Club Press).
"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."
--Stewart M. Green and Tracy Salcedo, Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs - 3rd Edition (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Bob D Antonio, Hiking Colorado's Front Range (Falcon Guides).
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