wild flowers




nature trips


mountain biking

trail running

kid friendly

dog friendly

dogs on leash

horseback riding


off road driving





scenic driving


fly fishing


cross country skiing

The Pike National Forest is located in the Front Range of Colorado, United States, west of Colorado Springs and including Pikes Peak. The forest encompasses 1,106,604 acres within Clear Creek, Teller, Park, Jefferson, Douglas and El Paso counties.

3 days ago

Great views. Saw less than ten people on a weekday. Not difficult at all for this 60+ guy in only fair shape. The dog liked it, too.

A couple icy stretches, but not enough to put on the micro-spikes.

Road was closed 6 miles from trailhead

Great trail, challenging on the way up. Much easier coming down. Lots of switchbacks and light scrambling.

off road driving
7 days ago

7 days ago

hiking the bar trail to the top of pikes peak was amazing, once you break the tree line it gets significantly harder. bring food and layers of cloths.

Park just behind the old closed tunnel on Co.Hwy 67, you will see the cars as there is no sign for "Pancake rocks trail". You will need to follow the trail until you find the ONLY sign for this. From here you can go strait and go to the "Horse thief falls" or go right for the "Pancake rocks". Have a nice day and a nice hike everyone, please leave the place nice and clean like you found it for others to enjoy.

8 days ago

Decent trail. Parking is very limited at trailhead (5-6 cars) Trail is clear at first, then gets kind of unmarked, then clear again, and then towards the end it gets unclear somewhat. But not too difficult to stay on the trail as there were stacked rocks marking the way. Thanks to whoever did that. Steep rock incline at the end - watch your footing! View from the top was spectacular!

8 days ago

A very beautiful trail with awesome views! Not a lot of incline, but a fantastic trail when you're looking for something a little easier!

8 days ago

trail was awesome. Definitely the biggest challenge I've ever faced in the wild! a couple places where the trail goes missing. be careful not to get lost.

9 days ago

Lovely, fairly easy, gem of a trail! Open and easy to navigate, even in the snowy months, this trail was a wonderful option for us to bring the pups and new baby along. Plenty of pines, aspens, and rolling fields to enjoy. We're grateful for the use of this trail close to home!