- Manitou Springs
- 7 miles
- Aerobic Difficulty:
- Time To Allow:
- 2 - 3 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 10700 feet
Waldo Canyon Trail traverses through open pine forest and high desert sagebrush, approaching 12,000 feet above sea level at points. Waldo Canyon features excellent singletrack trail with steep climbing, switchbacks and gravelly sections, making this a good challenge trail for riders looking for a stout workout.
Waldo Canyon Trail has excellent views of the surrounding mountains and the trail is very popular with hikers.
One section out and back with loop at end
Time To Allow:
Depends on aerobic fitness
High elevation riding
While riding any trail system it is a great idea to include a repair kit and first aid kit. Waldo Canyon Trail is multi-use and hikers, horseback riders, vehicles and other trail users may be seen along the way. Please be considerate on the trails and understand right of way protocol. Waldo Canyon Trail is located in high elevation mountains and can experience sudden weather shifts, so riders should bring appropriate warm layers in anticipation of this.
Take Highway 24 west from Manitou Springs about 1-½ miles. The trailhead is on the north side of the road.