- Northwest of Colorado Springs
- 16.4 mile roundtrip
- 8 to 9 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 7900 feet
- Elevation Change:
- 100 feet
- Best in Summer
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.
The Manitou Park area was a summer hunting ground for the Ute Indians.
From Colorado Springs, 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.