601 South Weber
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
- 5.5 miles
- 1.5 - 2.5 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 8600 feet
- Year Round
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.
Foot, bike and horse trail. Motorized vehicles are prohibited. This trail is a po0puler horse trail, respect other users.
The first mile is nearly level, leading north out of Woodland Park along the edge of the timber. Then it crosses a stream and forks where a sign describes the loop ahead as being 3 3/4 miles. Turning right and traveling upstream along a narrow meadow for about 1.5 miles. Climbing to the top of a ridge, it loops back to the west along the ridge, offering spectacular views of Pikes Peak and Ute Pass. The descent from this ridge is the steepest section. Turn right at the fork and you are on your way back.
Temperatures are about 10 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.
Trailhead is north of Woodland Park, CO., on County Road 22, Rampart Range Road, next to the City Road Maintenance Building.