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Horsethief Park Trail No. 704

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

Phone:
719-636-1602
Basics
Length:
4 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
2.5 - 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
10100 feet
Elevation Range:
10100 feet to 11500 feet
Elevation Change:
1400 feet
Season:
Year Round

Description

Camping is permitted at undeveloped sites along the trail. Camping is recommended 300' of any trail or stream. Use no-impact camping techniques. Campfire permits are not required but please be sure your fire is dead out before you leave. Pack it in / Pack it out rule applies. Respect other trail users.

Details

Length:
4 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
2.5 - 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
10100
Elevation Range:
10100 feet to 11500
Elevation Change:
1400
Season:
Year Round
Additional Details:

Foot and horse trail. Motorized vehicles are prohibited. This trail is a moderately difficult trail of 4 miles and an elevation change of 1400 feet.

This trail passes through the old Horsethief Park area and culminates at an interesting rock outcropping known as "Pancake Rocks". From there you must return to the trailhead.

Temperatures are about 15 degrees cooler than Colorado Springs. Afternoon thunderstorms are common throughout the summer.

Drinking water is not readily available. Hikers are advised to carry an adequate supply. Water from streams should be treated before use.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Colorado Springs, take Hwy 24, through Woodland Park, to Divide. Turn south on Hwy 67. Drive 8 miles until you come to a tunnel. Parking is available on the other side of the tunnel. This is where the trail begins.


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