dogs on leash
off road driving
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.
Very pretty hike. We went up the slightly newer ice cave creek trail, an unmarked trail right about the first reservoir. We couldn't find the ice caves however :( either way that trail will take you to a valley of aspens nestled deep in the woods. Perfect for hanging a hammock or chilling with friends! Overall a pretty cool place
Well traveled, easy to follow. Some have rated the scramble at the summit as being difficult, but I did not find that to be the case. If there had been some snow and ice on the rocks, it would have been tougher for sure, but in the summer, it's reasonably easy, even for novice hikers.
Old Cat. goes up the left side of the falls, and will bring you to the Garden of Eden. Not for the beginner hiker, basically straight up. But it's a cool & a different way to explore the falls. Pups will have a tricky time, but if you help them up they'll make it!
Beautiful hike all the way through. It's a tough one but the pay off is amazing! Love this trail! It is exactly 5 miles from Mueller State Park, there is no posted sign but you'll see a pull of on either side of the highway. If your going in the winter months make sure to bring ice trekkers, poles or yak tracks as it is extremely icy in the sunny spots as the snow melts and freezes again!
We hiked this trail as a family in August with a 7 and a 5 year old and chose it because it was rated as moderate and was relatively doable distance close to home. It turned out to be a 6 hour wondering partially due to weather delay but mostly because of how eroded and how poorly marked the trail is. There are multitude of run offs which makes it hard to follow the trail. Great views at the top and challenge are the rewards! Honestly this was harder for us than Stanley canyon that was rated hard.