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13 hours ago

No one is ever on this trail! So serene. My favorite is to take the connector to hurricane cyn and go down the incline.

Very nice trail, very easy, beautiful. A little steep at first but then real easy. I would do this trail again.

great easy trail. took friends from the Midwest on it and they loved it. waterfalls were cool and got to see some wild life.

One of the best trails in the area, beautiful

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2 days ago

Very nice trail! Steep in some parts but nothing to crazy. Yes

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4 days ago

Amazing trail! Overall moderate, not highly trafficked, and beautiful views everywhere! Highly suggest!

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5 days ago

Fantastic trail with beautiful rock formations and amazing views at the top. Vault toilets at the trailhead (very clean when we were there). It ended up being a litle over 5 miles. Watch out for afternoon storms in the summer. Overly friendly chipmunks at the top looking for hiker goodies.

This was a great trail. I loved the challenge of it and how you could climb up around the stream and then connect back in with the trail further up.

on The Crags Trail

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5 days ago

Our family loved this trail! We have 4 children who were aged 5-15 at the time and we made it easily to the top. Amazing views, worth the hike!

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5 days ago

Worth every step!

Great rock out cropping work super view of Piles Peak.

I’m not an expert but this was a challenging and varied hike. As another post mention, it’s a nice climb thru forest, then a nice walk thru a valley, then a climb to the top. Perfect. As you get close to the top, it appears as if someone created the beautiful and interesting rock formations there. Really cool. But then you do reach the top and it’s wow! 360 views and places to sit and enjoy. And your high up. Must do.

Beautiful views. Good hike.

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8 days ago

Nice trail up to sections 2/3 of Ring The Peak- parking is not great- you park along the dirt road. Steep at the beginning but nice meadow at top.

Beautiful views, first half is primarily switchbacks up a mountain and the 2nd half lands you in a gorgeous meadow before coming out to the reservoir. Truly captures the beauty that Colorado has to offer. GO DO THIS HIKE!

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9 days ago

This is a fun little trail to see some really unique rock formations. Would definitely recommend to anyone whose in that area.

Park at the bottom on the dirt pull off. Cross the road to get to the dirt road. This was honestly longer and more difficult than I expected just to get to the trailhead. Go through the fence, even if it looks like you shouldn’t. There is a waterfall on the left, and follow the blue dots on the trees. The first blue dot is directly past the waterfall above the trailhead sign. There is also a yellow dot on the same tree. Overall, very well marked. Once you get to the next fence, the road splits and you need to follow the right side! Take a snack to reward yourself by the reservoir.

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9 days ago

Also, no parking at the trail head itself. You will have to park at the corner of Park St and Anemone Hill Rd. The rest of the way up is either a private drive or a snow plow turn off with no parking/tow signs.

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9 days ago

Good workout. Wouldnt recommend taking a dog in the summer, mine was feeling the heat and incline, even though we started early. First mile and a half are brutal steep. Good views to the North and East up and down 24, and some really interesting rock gardens to stop in. You cant get to the lake (at least from this trail) as it is now part of the Manitou Watershed and there are signs forbidding entrance. The trail connects to 2-3 other ones though, so one of them may be able to get you closer to the lake. Some fantastic views of Pikes Peak once you crest the summit and start your way down the back side.

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10 days ago

Amazing hike. From intersection of Penrose Blvd/Old Stage Road, distance to FS Rd 379 turnoff was 12.6 miles. The parking area is on your Left. If you chose to drive to the Frosty Park to Mount Rosa trailhead, highly recommend high clearance vehicle. Approximately 1.5 miles to trail head...very easy to find due to all the trash scattered about from irresponsible litter-bugs. Trail to the summit was spectacular due to great views and ease of climb, approximately 2.1 miles each way. Take rain gear as storms come in fast. Enjoy!

Nice, easy trail to hike with kids.

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11 days ago

I will agree with folks on the downer of the road walking required, but honestly it wasn’t too bad. Never really ran in to cars. Hitting both waterfalls was a plus...so pretty. It was nice to sit on the rocks and enjoy a snack while listening to the water. I would do this one again!

Love this trail. Great views and diverse terrain.

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11 days ago

Great views along the way with enough effort put in to really make the end of the hike and descent worth it!

We came hiking here with two five year olds and two out of towners not fully adjusted to elevation. Hike was a lot in the first bit of the trail but we made it up in a little more than an hour with down in close to 45 mins. Very doable for all types of hikers.

One of my favs! Follow through to the Garden of Eden and you won’t be disappointed. We did run into a mama bear and her cubs in the creek through that section on June 26, so keep your pups leashed.

Just had an impromptu hike while driving to Cripple Creek. Was easy and fun for 5 year old and 6.5 year old boys.

Hiked this back in April. It was beautiful, and an easy hike with plenty of places to stop and take in the beauty surrounding you.

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14 days ago

I have been up The Crags every year for almost 28 years. It is enjoyable for all ages and offers amazing views throughout the hike and breathtaking views at the top. I believe for the ease of access from Colorado Springs and shorter mileage, it has one of the best effort to reward ratios for hikes in Colorado

The trail can be broken into three sections if wondering good times to take resting stops.
Section 1 - Steep climb for about ~.5 miles
Section 2 - Nice easy valley and longest section ~1 mile.
Section 3 - Steep climb to scenic top view for about ~.5 miles. There is a good lookout point about halfway up on this part and is called Lovers Lookout I believe (that's what we call it).

Note: The beginning part is now longer. You use to start at the campgrounds but they added a new trail head and opening section with parking lot and bathrooms. My GPS watch showed that the hike is around ~5.50 miles instead of the 4.8 listed above.

Enjoy!

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