hiking

views

wild flowers

forest

wildlife

walking

nature trips

birding

mountain biking

trail running

kid friendly

dogs on leash

dog friendly

horseback riding

camping

off road driving

river

lake

snowshoeing

waterfall

fishing

fly fishing

cross country skiing

scenic driving

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.

hiking
1 day ago

One of the most beautiful hikes that my dog and I have ever done! We hiked along the trail until we got to the river below the dam then hiked/ rock hopped along the river. Such a fantastic way to spend the day!

Great views of the Cheesman Reservoir and surrounding mountains. Trail map doesn't seem accurate as the trail is actually well above the shore.

hiking
8 days ago

Great hike-- wouldn't quite rate it as hard though. I was the only one up there on Saturday. Probably the last day before you need snow shoes. Worth it!

I literally could've spent the entire afternoon up there, was so nice! a good starting hike to start getting yourself back in shape

We hiked up to mohawk lake today (11/26/16) and it was packed snow on the trail most of the way up, then got a bit deeper once we were closer to the lakes, but fine to hike with or without Yaktracks on the shoes. Stunning views!! Follow Spruce Creek trail all the way and you're all set!

It's a beautiful trail. It's quite enclosed with many trees. Perfect for tree/forest lovers. Had gorgeous sites/veiws. I think it was the perfect difficulty for all levels of hiking experience. It is kind of a "hidden gem"

Great hike with nice views at the top.

Good family day hike.

hiking
10 days ago

Great trail to get away and into more of the back country. This gives you access to Mts. Garfield and Arthur, and a slew of others. If you go towards the end of 667 you'll see some beautiful meadows. Leaves in fall are amazing too!

off road driving
12 days ago

on Eagles Peak Trail

hiking
13 days ago

We felt like this was more challenging than the incline! Coming down was hard since we were tired haha. Simply incredible view at top. No bears, only tracks and poo. Be careful

Great lung workout as someone getting used to the elevation, but with nicely placed rest areas usually with great views. The view from the tower is life changing for a flat lander.

Great local afternoon hike, but with the increased parking there is increased usage. I go early to avoid the buses and crowds. The farther back into the space you go, the more wooded and peaceful (not to mention shady) it gets. The initial few miles have the showy views.