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3 hours ago

Unbelievable rock formations! Easy valley hike until you get to the base of the Crags. But worth every step!

6 hours ago

Great hike, great workout. View at the top is worth it. Took our group around an hour to get to the top of the stairs and another hour and twenty minutes to hike back down Barr trail.

15 hours ago

Trail is maintained very well, very calming hike next to the flowing stream. The entire trail is uphill, however the top is worth reaching for the view of the valley.

Amazing hike! Very up hill, lots of stoping points.

Worth the effort! My legs will burn tomorrow!

The 3.3 miles is actually two trails. Prairie Branch is 1.5 miles and Dogwood Trail is 1.8 for a total of 3.3. My fiancé and I did the whole 3.3 and it was great. Trail was in excellent condition and there was plenty of wildlife to see. Would definitely recommend.

Something new around every corner.

Great hike! Did get steep at some parts but the view at the top is amazing. You must go all the way to the top —you won’t regret it!

Other reviews mention the trail isn’t well-marked, but it’s not terrible. I got a little lost, but I didn’t go far before realizing I needed to retrace my steps. Trail is fairly well-trodden.
Views at the top are absolutely amazing.
From car to car took me four hours, but I am still acclimating and it definitely slowed my pace. Will definitely be doing this one again!

End view is a Five Star. Good short workout for a Saturday Morning!!

best starter hike in colorado

It may have taken me 1 hr 52 minutes but I did it! First time .. I thought I was in decent shape but this 1 mile incline will test your will to keep going. The views as you go up are incredible! I did the Barr Trail down and it was spectacular as well.
Will I do the incline again .. absolutely!

Do not drink a lot of water before you go .. especially if you’re not use to the elevation. I saw a handful of people puking.

So and steady wins the race .. the journey is worth it!

Good description of trail and views. Mid October was very nice. Not too warm. Trail could’ve been marked better.

The reward at the end of this hike is so worth it. You get a 360 degree view! Breathtaking! The hike is moderate but if your not use to the altitude there are small spots that can be difficult. Rest take your time, enjoy the quiet and beauty along the way.

Challenging but great fun!!

off road driving
7 days ago

Great trail for stock 4x4, views were excellent. There was a fair amount of traffic Saturday morning going up stage coach and gold rush... once we got up to almagre trail we felt pretty secluded! Our stock Jeep Grand Cherokee did excellent we had no problems, had a blast.

Mentally and physically challenging!! Don’t give up, best reward is to get to the top!

Great hike! Loved everything about this one- smaller distance but you still get a nice workout in. As others have stated, the view at the end is amazing. I enjoyed the trail as well- lots of trees and openness. Only saw one other person on the trail today- little bit of snow off to the side.

Another one of my favorite hikes. Used to hike it regularly when living in Colorado Springs.

Great trail and amazing views! Went on a foggy Sunday and had the whole trail to myself!

on Seven Bridges Trail

13 days ago

Well marked and great views. Great trail to see some wildlife if the right time of year.

13 days ago

Don’t give up! It is the best feeling ever when you get to the top❤️

this was a 40th birthday present to myself and a non scale victory, I climbed this losing -210lb to get to the top and take the trail down! what a view & workout!

Love this hike!!

Easy to find, good parking and the views driving to this hike were stunning at this time of year. Only wish there was a trail marker closer to the top. The end view is beautiful and yesterday the fog was still on some of the mountains, so we had aspens, pancake rocks, fog, sunshine and beautiful blue skies. I really enjoyed this hike.

14 days ago

Lovely hike. I went clockwise but next time will go counter clockwise as I think this is the more scenic approach. Beautiful Aspen forests on the south side of the loop, lovely meadows, streams, and peaks to see on the northern side.
Lots of stream crossings. Fresh scat on trail just northeast of Dome Rock. Not sure if it was cougar or coyote. Be smart and safe when hiking.

great trail. great views

Had a blast! Jogged up in around 40 minutes
Jogged down the stairs in 32. Out and back in 1:12 hour(s). The stairs vary in steepness and height so it’s tricky to run down, I learned from watching other people to turn sideways. Take breaks, wear sunscreen and drink lots of water

Awesome views of Colorado Springs! I’ve hiked most of the trails around Cheyenne and this is the best view of the springs. Option to park at the top of Cheyenne canyon and walk or park along old stage road to extend the length of your hike. The rope is a little sketchy but it seems study for now. There’s a lot to climb once you get past the rope! I would highly recommend this hike

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