hiking

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wild flowers

walking

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wildlife

nature trips

birding

mountain biking

trail running

kid friendly

dog friendly

dogs on leash

camping

off road driving

horseback riding

river

lake

snowshoeing

waterfall

scenic driving

fishing

fly fishing

backpacking

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.

we did less than half but had a great time. challenging but enjoyable

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.

hiking
2 days ago

Best hike I've done in the Springs, it's challenging and very scenic. The top has a view from downtown Colorado Springs up to Larkspur and further. Relatable to the incline without stairs and more Ice but slightly less steep.

off road driving
3 days ago

Pretty fun trail, took 307 to 313 to 311 to 311A back to 307.

backpacking
4 days ago

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!

The views at the top are amazing, but this is definitely difficult, not moderate hike. We are hikers and I'm an ultra runner. Trails not very well marked at the top, even when following stacked rocks.

hiking
4 days ago

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!

5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Short walk to the Red Rock formations. Take your time to explore the formations and all the little chambers. My husband, dog and I had a picnic at the top of the 2nd formation. Would recommend to all skill levels!

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.

mountain biking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

My dogs and I love this trail. We hiked today (2.20.17) and parts of the trail were still covered in snow and ice. Someone also built a pretty cool TeePee structure in the middle of the field.

hiking
5 days ago