Best mountain biking trails in Austin Bluffs Open Space , Colorado

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Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Austin Bluffs Open Space with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of mountain biking trails in Austin Bluffs Open Space , Colorado
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#1 - Pulpit Rock Park Loop
Austin Bluffs Open Space
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
A hidden gem in the downtown Colorado Springs area. The park is a network of many small trails, with the highlight being the climb to the Pulpit Rock ridge line. The top provides beautiful views of the Rockies. The climb is of moderate difficulty, with the perimeter trails being an easy walk. Show more
#2 - Austin Bluffs Main and Pulpit Ridge Trail
Austin Bluffs Open Space
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
#3 - Angry Squirrel and South Hill Loop
Austin Bluffs Open Space
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
#4 - Santa Fe Hike/Bike Trail to Pulpit Rock
Austin Bluffs Open Space
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
#5 - Pulpit Rock Via Wittenberg
Austin Bluffs Open Space
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
#6 - Austin Bluffs, South Ridge and Pulpit Rock Loop
Austin Bluffs Open Space
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
This route takes you from the University Park trailhead down the valley then up the south ridge for some nice views of the city and UCCS. You then descend back down to the valley floor, past the Heller Center, then climb up to the Pulpit Rock Ridge. Again, great views of the Front Range and the opportunity to visit Pulpit Rock. The return path is fairly gentle up-and-down with a few steep drops. The final descent down to the retention pond just past the 4 mile point is not well marked and a bit free style but keep descending and you will see the trail reappear fairly quickly. The hard part is done by the time you reach the pond and you wind your way back up and out. Note that trails are not marked for the most part and the trail map is not very accurate and misses some twists and turns. Just keep your eyes open and you should be able to find that next piece of trail.Show more