Horsethief Park

Pike National Forest, Colorado

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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.
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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.
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Pike National Forest
Distance: 1.3
Elevation Gain: 609 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 10,051 feet
Top Elevation: 10,276 feet
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Horsethief Park
Parks: Pike National Forest
Elevation Min/Max: 9691/10276 ft
Elevation Start/End: 10051/10076 ft

Horsethief Park Professional Reviews and Guides

"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."

"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."

"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."

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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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