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Overlook Trail

Basics
Location:
West of Colorado Springs
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
1 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Easy,
Intermediate
Time:
.5 to 1 hour
Trailhead Elevation:
8500 feet
Elevation Change:
700 feet
Season:
Year Round

Description

This trail offers great opportunities for viewing the surrounding country outside of the Canyon and 11-Mile Reservoir. It does not provide access to the Reservoir.

Occasionally, golden eagles can be viewed nesting in the nearby granite cliffs and crags. In the spring and late fall, bald eagles can be seen in the 11-Mile Canyon area.

Details

Location:
West of Colorado Springs
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
1 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Easy
Intermediate
Time:
.5 to 1 hour
Trailhead Elevation:
8500
Elevation Change:
700
Season:
Year Round
Useful Map(s):
USGS Quads: 11 Mile Canyon
Additional Details:
Water is available at Spillway Campground.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Access to this trail is at Spillway Campground located in 11-mile Canyon, west of Colorado Springs. Spillway Campground is the furthest campground from the canyon entrance. The trailhead is located in the campground across from the pay station. Please do not park in campground fee sites. There is a $4.00 fee to enter 11-Mile Canyon.


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