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Centennial Bicycle Trail No. 669

Contact Info
Pike & San Isabel National Forests Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands
601 South Weber
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Phone:
719-636-1602
Basics
Length:
8.2 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Time:
2.5 - 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
7880 feet
Elevation Range:
7760 feet to 7880 feet
Elevation Change:
-120 feet
Season:
Summer to Winter

Description

The Manitou Park area was a summer hunting ground for the Ute Indians.

Details

Length:
8.2 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Time:
2.5 - 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
7880
Elevation Range:
7760 feet to 7880
Elevation Change:
-120
Season:
Summer to Winter
Camping Info
Camping along the trail during summer at South Meadows, Colorado and Painted Rocks Campgrounds
Additional Details:

Foot, bicycle and cross country ski trail. Motorized vehicles are prohibited. This trail parallels Hwy 67 and offers beautiful views of the Manitou Park area. It takes the average hiker about 1 hour to walk this paved trail. Bicyclists must yield to pedestrians.

Manitou Picnic Ground has 42 picnic sites, toilets, drinking water during the summer, and a small lake open to fishing.

Temperatures are similar to Colorado Springs. Afternoon thunderstorms are common throughout the summer.

Drinking water is available only at Manitou Picnic Ground during the summer. Hikers are advised to carry an adequate supply.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Travel west on Hwy 24 to Woodland Park. Turn north on Hwy 67 and go 6 miles to South Meadows Campground. There is a paved parking lot just outside the campground entrance. Parking is also available at the other end of the trail at Manitou Lake Picnic Ground.


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