Section 16

Pike National Forest, Colorado
Elevation Gain1,637ft
Trailhead Elevation7,035ft
Elevation Min/Max7035/7799ft
Elevation Start/End7035/7035ft

Section 16

Section 16 is a hiking and biking trail in El Paso County, Colorado. It is within Pike National Forest and Bear Creek Cañon Park. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 7,035 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,637 feet. Near the end of the trail is an information guidepost. This trail connects with the following: High Drive.

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Section 16 Professional Guides

Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Adam W. Chase, Nancy Hobbs, Peter Jones
"This 5.7-mile counterclockwise loop boasts 1,325 feet of elevation gain, most encountered in the first 2 miles. This very enjoyable route offers sweeping vistas of forest and rocky outcroppings from the nearly 8,000-foot high point, coupled with very runnable terrain including one creek crossing over a stable wooden bridge. Start the run on steps leading uphill for the first short climb. Enjoy some rolling terrain, which includes some flat sections, for the first mile before the true climbing begins."
Bob D Antonio
"This beautiful and popular hike leads through the foothills west of Colorado Springs. An old-growth pine forest, cool mountain streams, and spectacular vistas are the main attractions on this hike. You can hike this loop counterclockwise, but the description goes in a clockwise direction. Enjoy: This is one of the best hikes near Colorado Springs."

Trail Information

Pike National Forest
Nearby City
Bear Creek Cañon Park
Skill Level
Mountain Biking
Additional Use
Trails Illustrated Pikes Peak/Canon City #137
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