Raspberry Chautauqua Mountain Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Raspberry Chautauqua Mountain Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Monument, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.2 miles 1224 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

16 days ago

3 months ago

Awesome Hike! So beautiful with breath taking views. I would actually rate this as intermediate, not moderate. We started at the trailhead from Mt. Herman Road, about 5 miles total. Next time we will plan accordingly so we can do another .25 miles to Palmer Lake reservoir. That would be an awesome way to top of the trip. We also loved that there were not a lot of people on this trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Went the reservoir route- added about 2.5 extra miles to the hike. Beautiful easy uphill, breath-taking views at top, but treacherous about 1 mile down hill descent from the top of the mountain. For a more thorough description and pictures of this route, visit my blog at: https://thislittlewanderer.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/chautauqua-mountain/

1 year ago

No more trail.

1 year ago

No trail anymore. Just private property

hiking
3 years ago

FYI: Trail 715 also comes out behind Palmer Lake and connects with the Limbaugh Canyon trail via Balanced Rock Rd. ATV and off roader's have found it, so it's not quiet as nice a hike. There've also many people who have been directed by the local gun store in Monument to go up Mt. Herman Road for shooting practice.
It's wonderfully quiet on a week day. Might avoid it on holidays and weekends.

hiking
3 years ago

This is now my new favorite place to hike on the north end of Colorado Springs. Clearly not frequently traveled as it winds down through a narrow valley full of wildflowers. I really like how it has gone through a renovation and now includes more switchbacks on the up and down parts, which helps prevent erosion. Enjoy the hike!

hiking
4 years ago

I followed the directions on AllTrails mobile, and there is a house built right where this trail used to be.