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Waldo Canyon

Basics
Location:
Manitou Springs
Length:
7 miles
Aerobic Difficulty:
Advanced
Time To Allow:
2 - 3 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
10700 feet
Season:
June-September

Description

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.

Details

Location:
Manitou Springs
Length:
7 miles
One section out and back with loop at end
Difficulty:
High elevation climbing, steep climbing
Aerobic Difficulty:
Advanced
Time To Allow:
2 - 3 hours
Depends on aerobic fitness
Trailhead Elevation:
10700 feet
High elevation riding
Season:
June-September
Additional Details:

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.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Take Highway 24 west from Manitou Springs about 1-½ miles. The trailhead is on the north side of the road.


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