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Nice trail with lots of birds!! Turned back before the loop, so may try the whole thing next time. Lots of dogs without leashes, some jumped up on us and got us pretty muddy.

Lovely hike along the creek. The parking lot is up the mountain after Helen Hunt Falls. Hike through the gate then follow that dirt road until you see a little brown 622 marker on the right. Take that for Seven Bridges. if you keep going up on the main dirt road you'll end up at St.Mary's Falls

Beautiful views. Save some energy for the final summit! We brought our two pups with us. Make sure to keep them close as the descend back down those rocks can be tricky! The red trail markers are a huge help. Look for those once you get to the summit beginning sign. Will definitely do this one again. Absolutely stunning.

hiking
5 days ago

Loved this hike! Seems like moderate to alittle more than moderate. I’m not sure if I would call it advanced but still challenging. I started just before sunrise and was able to watch the sunrise over Colorado Springs at the look out points that were about 10 minutes from the trailhead. Beautiful sight. After about 1.5 miles you reach the saddle before the final climb. I looked up and saw the summit of mt. muscoco and thought to myself “am I going up there!” The view from the top is amazing. My favorite trail so far!!

Pretty easy hike along a creek most of the way. Only saw one other person the whole way.

Loved this hike. Had my two dogs and they killed it! Definitely doing Rosa again!

on Red Rocks Trail

hiking
9 days ago

I hiked Mule Creek on the other side of 67 and wanted some additional mileage. For Mule Creek, I had parked on the left immediately after crossing the cattle gate on 342 (there is a nice single track trail leading to Mule Creek from there). So, I only need to walk across 67 once I had returned from Mule Creek. I picked up the trail on the right side of the dirt road (where there is parking for maybe 3 cars) and followed that. I took a trail that headed uphill for a short bit to a ridge. Following that I had great views of the rock formations (beautiful!). I continued, staying on the trail rather than exploring the formations. Pass the power lines, there were some smaller rock formations. They had these sweet, comical rock "faces" that had me laughing. I then headed down to the bigger formations, finding a nice place to relax. It was cold today and not many people, but I was thinking it would be a great place to sit and relax for inspiration on a sunny, warm day. It's just so peaceful! I returned the same way I came -- but I will be back to explore more!

hiking
9 days ago

Fun, easy, great views. Pretty simple hike but worth it.

Great hike but it ended up being 14.5 miles round trip. The view at the top is worth the wait.

hiking
10 days ago

Did this hike today. Very beautiful. Unless you want to hike in, adding an extra couple miles to the actual hike. You NEED high clearance.

My only complaint is the abundance of shotgun and bullet casings near the trailhead. The area is known for being an unofficial shooting range but the people who use it as such don’t clean up after themselves.

Don't be fooled - this is a long hike. My GPS clocked it at about 6.75 miles to the summit. But it's well worth it; the views on the summit are incredible! The trail is well used and easy to follow the entire way up.

I have a question, y'all. I've been day hiking intensely for a while, but my navigation skills aren't exactly stellar. I really want to see Jones Park and I've been looking for it for a while. Looking at my pocket guide map, I thought the best way to do that would be to catch 7 bridges and then turn west on 667 (at the junction of 622a and 667). Each time I've tried, I do something like this: reach the end of trail 622 (which starts as 7 bridges), continue through the impressive stand of aspen trees uphill and to the north (ie to the right if you're coming up the trail). I'm able to reach the place where 666 used to intersect 667 (before that section of 666 was closed for trout preservation). I then go west on 667. Yesterday I got pretty far on 667 before I had to call it a day because it was getting late. Does anyone have any advice for me? What I've seen is beautiful, but I've become very intent on finding the ~mysterious~ Jones park. Would I have better luck just taking 667 from High drive until I come to Jones Park? Any help is appreciated!

12 days ago

I wouldn't go back unless it was for a swim. too short a hike otherwise. was beautiful though and awesome swimming hole though too popular of a spot for my liking... too many people. of suggest a week evening to avoid the people.

on Seven Bridges Trail

12 days ago

I really enjoyed this trail. it was beautiful and a great place to take friends from out of state who aren't too sure about doing a too intense hike. I'll be back!

As good as it gets! Yes indeed

The views were AMAZING!! Well marked trail, no snow or ice or anything. The last mile is challenging and has some loose gravel but it’s worth it... plenty of room on the summit to hang out too

The hike to the summit of Rosa is well worth it. Keep in mind the sign on top of the 3rd tunnel on gold camp road says 5 miles its more like 6. When you do make it to the fence go through the gate and go to the right about 150 ft then left up hill, Do Not go to the left when going through the gate it seems you should being as Mt Rose is to the left, you will ascend to the saddle north of rosa then back south to the summit. keep in mind its 6.5 up hill so bring plenty of water, there is water if you have a filter for the first 3 or so miles.

Brutal. Parked and left @ 1230 made it to the top about 2:36-2:40

Took a lot of breaks, 1/2 through is moderate, and then the other 1/2 of the climb is a challenge.


Made our way Back down @3:05 and left the parking lot @ 4:40

Great views! Challenging but worth every step.

Nice moderate hike along a bubbling Brooke

I've walked this trail twice, once in summer and once in the winter. Gorgeous both times.

hiking
19 days ago

This was a beautiful hike. The falls themselves were only okay, but then again they were snowed over. The hike was fairly easy the whole way, and a little more challenging towards the top. The hike was definitely worth it. Only bad thing was that there was dog poop everywhere left along the sides of the trail. Seriously... if you are going through the hassle of taking your dog up there, how lazy do you have to be to not pick up after them? Otherwise it's a wonderful hike we will definitely do again.

hiking
20 days ago

This was a beautiful hike we did with our two sons, ages 7 and 9. We loved walking along the creek the entire trail.

Since we weren't familiar with the area, there was some slight confusion about finding the trail. At the parking lot, you want to walk past the gated dirt road at the far end of the lot. There are two other roads--one that leads up and another that continues around the edge of the mountain--these are not the ones that you want to take. You'll walk about a half mile and the dirt road will turn off to the left. There's a "622" mile marker that might be tricky to see, but just past that you'll see a dark metal sign for North Cheyenne Cr. Trail. This means you're on the right track.

We hiked the trail a few days after it had snowed, so the trail was partially covered in snow, which didn't pose much of a problem until coming back down the trail. It was very slippery in parts, and we all ended up slipping and falling at one point, but no injuries. It ended up being one of the highlights of our trip.

Great trail to take your friends or family who are visiting the area. Such a rare find! Love this place.

Nice hike, has lots of traffic

hiking
22 days ago

This was an excellent way to spend time getting exercise with amazing views in Colorado Springs! It took me an hour to reach the top, and just under an hour getting down at a steady pace. (Plus 30 min. Enjoying the views) On the way up, just shy of the summit the trail gets steeper, but you know that you're close to the top once you come across the first of nine red arrows.

Very cool rock formations. Doesn’t really need a well- defined trail. Easy to find from two parking areas.

backpacking
22 days ago

I went on a quick backpacking trip Friday thru Saturday. It’s a good little trail. I found it to be a little more than moderate but then I’m I little out of shape.

hiking
23 days ago

One of my favorite trails in town!

Keep going after the 7th bridge all the way to Jones park. It will be well worth it. Careful on the loose scree on parts of the trail.

trail running
24 days ago

Hiked this trail this morning. This was the first hike I did in Colorado Springs when I got here back in June. Great for individuals who are new to Colorado Springs and want a small elevation gain (it wont give you altitude sickness). The only issue right now is that the packed snow can be dangerous if you do not have spikes. Id suggest wearing spikes for trailrunning, especially if you go in the morning. The trail is generally snowy and slick in the saddle of the mountain but gets better as you gain elevation (because of the exposure to sunlight). The actual falls are almost completely covered with packed snow right now, but the aesthetics of the falls are particularly impressive in the Spring and Summer when the snow has melted. The actual condition of the trails are great outside of the recent snowy conditions. Overall, the views are magnificent. Definitely would recommend to tourists who are visiting and want to get a moderate hike in.

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