Horsethief Park

Pike National Forest, Colorado

Distance1.3mi
Elevation Gain609ft
Trailhead Elevation10,051ft
Top10,276ft
Elevation Min/Max9691/10276ft
Elevation Start/End10051/10076ft

Horsethief Park

Horsethief Park is a hiking trail in Teller County, Colorado. It is within Pike National Forest. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 10,051 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 609 feet. This trail connects with the following: Pancake Rocks and Horsethief to Devils Playground.

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Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado (Falcon Guides)
Susan Joy Paul
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"This slippery slide fall is nestled in the shade among tall pine trees just west of Pikes Peak. As a primary destination—or a side trip on your way to Pancake Rocks— Horsethief Falls may provide you with the most peaceful moments of your hike on this popular trail." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs - 3rd Edition (Falcon Guides)
Stewart M. Green and Tracy Salcedo
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"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 historic mining town of Cripple Creek, the Horsethief Falls Trail offers the solitude and beauty of the Rocky Mountains without straying far from the beaten path. The singletrack dirt trail ends at the crystalline falls, which spill over a jumble of granite boulders. The waterfall is most dramatic in early summer, when it's swollen with snowmelt from Sentinel Point, a spur of Pikes Peak. Although steep at the beginning, the trail is perfect for families and kids. It's also a great winter hike on snowshoes." Read more
Best Dog Hikes Colorado (Falcon Guides)
Bob D’Antonio, Maryann Gaug, Stewart Green, Linda B. Mullally, and Tracy Salcedo-Chourré.
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"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 historic mining town of Cripple Creek, the Horsethief Falls Trail (Trail 704B) offers the solitude and beauty of the Rocky Mountains without straying far from the beaten path. The singletrack dirt trail ends at the crystalline falls, which spills over a jumble of granite boulders. The waterfall is most dramatic in early summer, when it’s swollen with snowmelt from Sentinel Point, a spur of Pikes Peak. Although steep at the beginning, the trail is perfect for families, kids, and dogs. It’s also a great winter hike on snowshoes." Read more

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Trail 360 on YouTube-This trail moves through Spruce and Fir forests, has a waterfall, and travels along a stream for about a mile of the hike.
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Trail Information

Pike National Forest
Nearby City
Pike National Forest
Parks
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Waterfalls
Features
Pike National Forest, (719) 553-1400, www.fs.usda.gov/psicc; Pikes Peak Ranger District, (719) 636-1602
Local Contacts
DeLorme Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 62 B2; USGS Colorado Quad Maps: Cripple Creek North, Pikes Peak
Local Maps

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Dec 2018