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hiking
7 hours ago

Go early, this trail is exposed and gets very hot, too hot for dogs midday.

Decent hike with good views of interesting rocks. The trail is hard to follow in some spots and many other trails cross this one. Having this app to keep us on track was very helpful. This trail is in the middle of Colorado Springs, and traffic noise detracted from our enjoyment along the northeastern portion of the trail.

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike, nice views, but saw two rattlesnakes (7/17) on our way down Turkey Trot. One was quite big and one was a bit smaller. Just be super careful because they’re really hard to see if they’re just off the trail.

Really enjoyed this hike. It was cool and foggy, but it was still lovely. Pretty easy hike if you’re in shape. The ruins are fascinating.

This hike is incredible! A great workout and some amazing views. Some cool spots to hammock for a while.

hiking
8 days ago

Fun hike would do it again. Great addition to the rest of that area. Added over 5 miles to it and we were there about 5 hours.

hiking
9 days ago

I went on a Monday morning and not a lot of people! I will do this one again soon! Just be mindful of the private residence and drive slow on the road

Wide trail from the parking lot- good for all ages. Rolling path. Nice views from the castle. Interesting info signs. Trails are well marked.
Was there by 8:30 and top lot was full. Saw a couple deer.

hiking
11 days ago

Nice way to spend a Sunday morning. Welcomed the shade from the hot sun. Well traveled by all ages.

on Turkey Trot Trail

hiking
11 days ago

This is a great trail to take folks on who are visiting from out of town. Just enough elevation gain to feel like a hike, but not too long or intense. Especially great for kiddos and pups, since there are no bikes allowed on the Turkey Trot portion of the trail. The first 2/3 of the trail are not shaded so go early (or late) and be prepared for full sun. The last 1/3 is in the trees and lovely before the loop connects to Castle Trail. Be on the lookout for snakes in this area, we saw one bull snake on the way down Castle Trail. He was off to the side but very hard to spot until we were right up on him.

hiking
12 days ago

Really cool view with Denver in the background. Even though it’s a shorter distance trail, still works you a bit!

Fun easy dog friendly hike.

nice easy loop. went on the 4 July. wasn't as busy as expected. took my three boys under 7 and my 10 year old nephew.

keep in mind this trail and it's proximity to civilization. one of the only "closer" trails I do to Denver. with that said if you want a more enjoyable experience get there early

This trail is awesome because it’s right on the side of the road but you have access to amazing views of all of the Denver metro area. If you make it all the way up you get to see the splendor of the mountains. Great place for a short getaway if you don’t have a lot of time.

19 days ago

Beautiful views. We saw a deer this afternoon. Very quiet, easy to hear insects & birds. Trail has a nice mix of sun & shade.

It took us a little over 3 hours to complete. We enjoyed the trail and the beautiful views!

This is a fun hike with views of red rocks. There may or may not be rattlesnakes on the trail. We just saw one baby and went around it. It is a decent incline for the first half of the trail, so it does take a little bit of cardio to complete.

Watch out for rattle snakes! I saw one yesterday 6/23. It was about 4 feet long, was in the middle in the trail on the Castle Trail portion coming down.

nature trips
25 days ago

A decent hike with good views of Red Rocks and Denver.

hiking
26 days ago

the views were nice. excellent hike especially if you don't have an entire day to spend.

hiking
30 days ago

It’s an ok trail. The rock formations are very nice, but lose their charm over time. Path is very rocky and slippery at times. Ended up on the Edna Nature Trail which was confusing. The walk is also accompanied by the lovely smell of horse manure from the stable nearby. The closeness to the Springs is nice, but much prettier trails within distance imo.

hiking
1 month ago

Fairly easy for a moderate trail but some very cool views along the way

1 month ago

Loved this trail - will def do it again! Saw a young buck. Great views of Red Rocks going up and Denver coming down! Most of the elevation gain is near the beginning of the trail within the first mile. Very enjoyable hike. Lots of traffic though - people, horses, and then bikers on the Castle Trail.

So fun. Great views and enough shade to keep you going. Don't forget to stop at the Mac Cafe on the way back. excellent!!

Nice loop. Not too hard not too easy. Lots of flowers this time of yr!

hiking
1 month ago

Really enjoyed this trail. Overall I’d say it’s easy with a few moderate parts sprinkled in that get your heart rate up. No technical areas by any means. Absolutely gorgeous to view the sunset from in the evenings!

Pretty views and easy but not too easy of a hike. Perfect for a quick weekend morning. Became a little crowded as we finished but if you go early it’s not bad. However there are some dummies because It is easier and I stepped in gum at the end of the hike. Leave nature how you found It people!

Beautiful hike that has great shade and opens up to the city. You can connect to other trails that go through a meadow as well. This trail is majestic with flowers, trees, and rocks. Quick escape from the city for every mountain wanderer!

trail running
1 month ago

such a great hike...gorgeuos views of the Springs...lots of variety in the trail

This was a great, short hike just far enough away from the city to get great views. My out of shape dog was able to handle this one nicely.

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