Paul Intemann Nature Trail

EASY 13 reviews
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Paul Intemann Nature Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Manitou Springs, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October.

1.9 miles 421 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

28 days ago

Don't plan to hike here if you have to park. Nearest parking is $5 an hour.

hiking
3 months ago

Just getting back in shape. This was a good trail to get back in the routine. Trail starts after going through the Crystal Valley Cemetery. Beautiful scenery and great views.

hiking
4 months ago

Very pretty views!

5 months ago

Keep going past crystal park and you'll be rewarded with a beautiful view at the top of Iron Mountain! Amazing trail, didn't see any people past 2 miles. Very peaceful.

hiking
6 months ago

If you're looking for a quick hike while wanting some great views of Manitou Springs, Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods, this is perfect. Nothing too difficult and trail will put you back on Ruxton or Pawnee (which is less than 2 min from Main Street.)

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

I am actually reviewing the Red Mountain Trail which spurs off of the Intemann trail. There isn't any listing on here for Red Mountain unfortunately and I don't see a way to add it.
From the Red Mountain trailhead it is about .8 mile to the summit. It is a fairly good climb with occasional reliefs. There are good opportunities for picking out local landmarks and taking photographs. It is mostly shaded. The last 100' or so is the steepest part of the hike.
I would recommend reading up on the history of Red Mountain before taking the hike as it will add to the historical perspective. Many don't know that there used to be a funicular railway just like the Manitou Incline that was constructed in competition with it. Also check out the history of Emma Crawford and her relationship with the mountain.
The hike took us about two hours, including lots of stops for photography, rests, and conversation. This is a good hike for those in moderate to good condition, who like to hike close in and still feel worlds away. And the view at the summit is very rewarding!

hiking
2 years ago

A nice Sunday afternoon hike, beautiful
day. I took our pup Gilbert with me.
Some very views of the Incline, surrounding mountains & Manitou Springs. Met some nice people on the trail. Got some good tips on other trails in the area. Took the Red Mountain trail.
The people I've met here since our move in December have been so friendly - always a welcome to Colorado. Thanks and looking forward to our next hike.

2 years ago

Not a difficult trail and offers nice views. My boyfriend and I have hiked this trail many times in search of section 16, so if you're in the area and you want a more difficult hike with rewarding views (to an overlook), hop on section 16 - it's worth it!

hiking
3 years ago

Great trail, beautiful area , was trying to get to Palmer Trail but ran into the gated community and got turned back but the gate keeper told me about this trail. Thx !! It was a nice hike .

trail running
4 years ago

This is a fairly easy hike. I started out at about 2:45pm with a 50lb medium pack and jogged about 2 miles in and back (cross fit training). Beautiful scenery, nice hike to get out and kill a few hrs. Good trail to take kids and family. Not very crowded, easy to maneuver. A couple of spots were small children made need some assistance. Saw a couple other runners out on the trail, but easy to hike around.

hiking
4 years ago

hiking
4 years ago

I really enjoyed this hike, i was a warm sunny day & the trail is on an open fire road for the most part, so it felt good to just be in the sun. Thou in the summer i can see it being a bit hot so make shur to bring plenty of water if your hiking it in the warmer months. there are some nice views along the way of manitou springs & colorado springs, at the trail head there is a nice stream & a Mineral Spring.. there is also a few trails that cross so its worth taking a few times