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Platte River Trail

Basics
Location:
Northwest of Colorado Springs
Difficulty:
Easy,
Intermediate
Trailhead Elevation:
7800 feet
Season:
Year Round

Description

Trail provides access to Platte River for fishing. Be aware of the private land. This trail also provides good opportunities for day hiking. The South Platte River enters a steep, rocky, picturesque canyon, just after the trail returns to the river.

Trail construction is still continuing in the vicinity of the Platte River Trail's intersection with the Platte Springs Trail. The Platte Springs Trail provides access out of the canyon via a steep climb.

Details

Location:
Northwest of Colorado Springs
Difficulty:
Easy
Intermediate
Trailhead Elevation:
7800
Season:
Year Round
Useful Map(s):
USGS Quads: Hackett Mtn.
Additional Details:
Usage: day hiking, mountain bike riding, fishing Water is available at Happy Meadows Campground. Backcountry water is available on the north end in the South Platte River.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Northwest of Colorado Springs near Lake George.

The trailhead to the Platte River Trail is located 1 mile past Happy Meadows Campground before the Sportsmen's Paradise gate.

The trailhead is well marked and there is plenty of parking space available.


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