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Crags Trail

Basics
Location:
Northwest of Colorado Springs
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
3 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
1.5 to 2 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
10100 feet
Elevation Change:
800 feet
Season:
Best in Summer

Description

Foot and horse trail. Motorized vehicles are prohibited. This trail is a moderately difficult 1.5 mile trail with an elevation change of 800 feet.

This trail leads to "The Crags", a group of rock pinnacle formations. This is a good cross country ski trail.

Books

Written for families, visitors, and residents who are short on time, this guide to Colorado Springs includes 23 short hikes on the high plains as well as in the mountains west of town.

Details

Location:
Northwest of Colorado Springs
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
3 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
1.5 to 2 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
10100
Elevation Change:
800
Season:
Best in Summer
Useful Map(s):
USGS Quads: Pikes Peak
Additional Details:
Drinking water is not readily available. Water from streams should be treated before use. Hikers are advised to carry an adequate supply.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

SECTION OF TRAIL BETWEEN FDT #667 AND FDT #701. 1. From Colorado Springs, take Hwy 24, through Woodland Park, to Divide. Turn south on Hwy 67. Drive 4 miles. Turn left on Forest Service Rd. #383. Approximately 2.5 miles down the road is the Crags Campground and trailhead. Parking is available at the east end of the campground and this is where the trail begins.


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