- Northwest of Colorado Springs
- 11 mile roundtrip
- 5.5 to 7 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 8600 feet
- Elevation Change:
- 600 feet
- Best in Summer
Foot, bike and horse trail. Motorized vehicles are prohibited. This trail is a populer 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.
Trailhead is north of Woodland Park, CO., on County Road 22, Rampart Range Road, next to the City Road Maintenance Building.