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The Crags Trail

MODERATE 94 reviews
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The Crags Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Divide, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

4.9 miles 830 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

Sometimes granite erodes horizontally into monumental slabs resembling stacks of gigantic red pancakes. Not too far away the same kind or rock erodes vertically into colossal collections of cusps, ready to take a bite out of any clouds that venture too close to the earth. A few miles south of Divide CO, this kind of rock formation is called "The Crags." The hike out to the granite dome (another kind of erosive pattern in this neck of the woods) from which you can view these stunning features is only two miles long. The trail is well marked (#664) and well travelled. In fact, this trek is so popular with area residents that the Forest Service just finished building a new trailhead parking area. Along the trail you'll pass through forests of enormous quaking aspen, and you'll trace the track of the beginnings of Four Mile Creek. At the end of the trail, you'll surmount a wind swept dome from which you can gaze at the Rampart Range, Ute Pass, and the whole of the Catamount Creeks drainage, including the blue reservoirs that capture and control their release. This is the perfect hike for newcomers to the Colorado Springs area, not too long and not too much altitude. You can make the four miles out and back in less than two hours, but only if you don't succumb to the temptation to remain on the top of the mountain gawking and the scenery and marveling at the brazen Whisky Jack Jays that populate the wind twisted Bristle Cone Pines.


1 day ago

hiking

Great hike, took me just over an hour on the way up while taking photos. 30 minutes at the top and then an hour back down. Wasn't too busy, steeper at first but then it levels out. I'll be back when the aspen trees start to turn.


4 days ago

Great views


4 days ago

hiking

Great trail, worth the views. Lots of chipmunks and small birds.


25 days ago

hiking

Good trail. Our time reflects a lot of stops for pictures and a picnic lunch on top.


27 days ago

hiking

Smooth trail, well maintained with awesome views of wild flowers, boulder fields, and surrounding mountains. A lot of flats to go with the few inclines.


1 month ago

Great trail, well-marked, and awesome views at the top!


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hiking

Loved it. Great views and not extremely tiring


1 month ago

hiking

Beautiful hike with open meadows, awesome rock formations and an amazing, almost 360 view at the top. Great, simple hike.


1 month ago

hiking

Love this area. Lots of great geocaches to find too.


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1 month ago

Absolutely loved this hike, easy going with moderate level at the finish. The view was so worth it. Will continue to keep coming back


1 month ago

awesome trail !!!


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2 months ago

hiking

Love this trail! It's pretty easy and the views at the top are gorgeous! Love that we can bring our dogs off leash and that the trail mostly follows a stream so they stay hydrated. Makes our packs lighter not having to carry water for them also. They always have so much fun.