Explore the most popular river trails in North Cheyenne Cañon Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great nature hike! Not too crowded for being so close to Denver, and it was so quiet, beautiful scenery, and peaceful! I take away a star because it was a little difficult to follow the trail once you get away from the road.

hiking
7 days ago

Very beautiful scenery. All the going up was well worth the amazing and breathtaking views

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful and peaceful! A Steller’s Jay flew branch to branch just ahead of me on a significant portion of my return hike.

Great hike with kids.

hiking
12 days ago

Great hike to get your blood pumping. Beautiful views.

hiking
16 days ago

Too much loose gravel in some parts for my liking, but the views were great and the foot traffic light (didn't encounter any bicycles). It's 3 miles from the middle trailhead to the end at the upper trailhead. I ended up taking the road back down, which worked on a weekday but which I would not recommend on the weekend when the park is busier.

trail running
16 days ago

It’s a good run uphill. Coming down was a blast!

hiking
18 days ago

Actually there are two dirty roads with metal gates, so you should start the plain one, not the one that goes up. I did wrong and ended up with 5.5 miles but it worth the efforts since the unplanned part of the trail was empty and picturesque with great views. Still confusing signage, some native person helped us tremendously to end up with this 622 trail.

hiking
18 days ago

Nice hike to take family on. Moderate hike- uphill most of the way. Parking lot was full when I first arrived, so had to wait a bit till someone left.

Awesome trail and great scenery

I forgot how much I disliked this hike until we did it again today (May 5). Starting at the Starsmore Discovery Center the first mile is easy and goes through a slightly wooded area. You cross the road at the mid Columbine Trail and from that point the trail climbs relentlessly for close to two miles, over dense, loose gravel, with very little cover from the sun and lots of switchbacks. Not fun! For us it was 3.67 miles from the trail head to the parking lot at Helen Hunt Falls. We took the road back. 6.53 total.

Great trail. Moderate to difficult. Up all the way to the 7th bridge and down all the way back. Can be difficult to find so read the reviews and it tells you how to get there. Go to the top parking lot and at the far end is a dirt road with a metal gate across. Go through that and about .7 miles up on the right will be a curve that the actual trail starts. Look for a sign hat says 622. When you get to a sign on he right that says North Cheyenne creek (brown metal sign with the words punches out) the. You are about 50 feet from the trailhead

Beautiful views

hiking
27 days ago

A great "quick" hike! Woods, stream, bridges, it has it all

hiking
29 days ago

Great hike all the way through, started off with plentiful parking in the top parking lot. Went through the gravel/dirt road to the first metal sign which I passed...then looked up to my right at a different trail and saw another metal sign...then turned completely around and saw the #622 sign. Walked closed to the metal sign and there it was Seven Bridges hike! So yeah just keep a lookout for those metal signs and the #622 and make a right upwards. Its all uphill from there and being a non-native to CO it wasn't too bad but once I passed the 7th bridge and started upwards to Jones Park...hoooo I definitely needed to take a couple of breaks. So I'm not sure whether or not I reached Jones Park - but I'm assuming it was that one side (where the trail is on) that has a vast opening where it was ALL loose gravel and giant rock formations while the other side is a complete full grown forest (or in today's case completely covered in snow). So one side was like a hot desert while the other was a snow covered forest - pretty cool. I only went up maybe 0.5 miles away from that point and it just kept going up, so yeah I called it quits and went back down to start the St. Mary's Falls Trail.

had a great time with my lady on the trail definitely will go back!

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

Amazing trail. Perfect for Runners.

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!

on Seven Bridges Trail

1 month 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!

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

hiking
1 month 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.

Nice hike, has lots of traffic

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.

This park has tons of trails to do! So much fun and so much wildlife! All trails are labeled nicely and maps are posted throughout trails as well.

Trail 666 is closed a little after the cap'n jack trail split passed Josephine falls due to reclamation of cutthroat trout. The trail is closed until 2027 is what the signs say. You can still get wonderful views of specimen rock, sentinel rock, and tenney crags.

trail running
2 months ago

I trail ran this and mapped it yesterday. This is a fun trail full of creeks, waterfalls, cliffs, mountain overlooks, and deep forest trails. There are a lot of forks in the trail, so I took a lot of extra care mapping all the waypoints to prevent anyone from getting off trail. Beautiful hike!
Loud's Cabin is incredible to see. Can only imagine how great it must have been to live there.

If this is the lower, mid and upper Columbine Trail I got 7.74 mi and most I thought was more than just moderate.

trail running
2 months ago

My 3 year old daughter and 5 month pregnant wife did this fun trail and we saw the enormous frozen waterfall. Pretty incredible. I came back later trail running and advanced up the off trail location. (see uploaded recording). Off trail leads to an overlook and also to the end of the upper silver cascade falls cemented overlook. I do not recommend exploring off trail due to steepness and wet conditions from the waterfall.

hiking
2 months ago

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