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Best trails in North Cheyenne Cañon Park

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Looking for a great trail in North Cheyenne Cañon Park, Colorado? AllTrails has 33 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 24 moderate trails in North Cheyenne Cañon Park ranging from 2.2 to 26.2 miles and from 6,272 to 9,996 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Seven Bridges Trail
North Cheyenne Cañon Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
#2 - St. Mary's Falls Trail
North Cheyenne Cañon Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
#3 - Mount Muscoco Trail
North Cheyenne Cañon Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
The Mount Muscoco trailhead is the same as Mount Cutler trailhead and the trails are the same for about a half mile until they split to go their separate ways. Wonderful views at the top. Although the trail is short it is on the more difficult side of moderate. Show more
#4 - Mount Cutler Trail
North Cheyenne Cañon Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 1 h
Here is a leisurely family hike you can do in a morning or afternoon. Mount Cutler - named after Henry Cutler, one of General Palmer's friends and a supporter of Colorado College - rises above Cheyenne Creek about half way up the Cheyenne Canyon, on the south side. The trailhead is well marked and has limited parking. Spectacular views are available from the summits.Show more
#5 - Columbine Trail
North Cheyenne Cañon Park
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
Enjoying the Bold Beauty of Cheyenne Canyon North Cheyenne Creek slices through Cheyenne Canyon, bordered on the north by Mays Peak and Mount Buckhorn, and on the south by Mount Cutler and Muscoco Mountain. Columbine Trail traces the cut of the creek from the canyon's mouth in southwestern Colorado Springs, west about four miles to its terminus at Helen Hunt Falls. With the lower trailhead located at the Starsmore Discovery Center (2120 N. Cheyenne Canyon Rd), Columbine Trail provides a variety of hiking possibilities in itself and access to several other adventures. If you appreciate the warbling rush of a running stream or the trilling warble of redheaded finches, you'll love this trail. If your eyes prefer granite massifs and distant vistas, you'll love this trail. Columbine Trail has three trailheads. The lower is located at the Starsmore Discovery Center. This guide begins at this point. The SDC is a treat in itself with excellent displays of local flora and fauna, augmented by helpful and knowledgeable staff. Park on the south side of the Center. The Middle Columbine Trailhead is on the right side of the road about a mile west of the center. The Upper Columbine Trailhead is a wide spot in the road, just past the entrance to Helen Hunt Falls, before N. Cheyenne Canyon Rd. joins Gold Camp Road. You can begin your hike at any one of these locations, depending on your interests, mood, or time.Show more
#6 - Helen Hunt Falls
North Cheyenne Cañon Park
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Length: 0.1 mi • Est. 4 m
This is well populated hiking location with a visitor's center open in the summer months. You can view the falls from the road so it's easy to bring children or those who may have trouble hiking. There is a steep hiking trail wraps along the creek to a look out point above the falls. Helen Hunt Falls named after Helen Hunt Jackson, author and social activist in the late 19th century marks the abrupt descent of Cheyenne Creek where North Cheyenne Canyon Rd merges with Gold Camp Rd. The hike takes you up beside the face of the falls, then back around to another creek and a promontory from which you can view the entire valley.Show more
#7 - Lower Columbine Trail
North Cheyenne Cañon Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
#8 - Mount Garfield Peak
North Cheyenne Cañon Park
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 6 h 16 m
Mount Garfield is a strenuous, off-trail hiking nearly 10 miles round trip. You will start in North Cheyenne Canyon on the dirt parking lot above Helen Hunt Falls. Hike 0.75 miles until you reach Trail 622 for Seven Bridges. Continue past the Seventh bridge, traveling along exposed scree, through Jones Park Aspen grove, and through a single track trail across the forest. Mid-point is Loud's Cabin. The light trail continues past the cabin on the right. Make sure you keep Mt Garfield and Mt Arthur in your line of sight. You will be aiming to go up the saddle in between the two. There is a mostly off-trail, lightly identified route with cairns leading up. Expect to be off-trail in places. Steep grade and scree make this climb challenging, but exhilarating. Once you fully climb the saddle, you will be in a flat meadow in between the two peaks. 500 ft elevation gain on your left is Mt Garfield. There is no trail. Carve your way up until you get to the peak. Make sure once at the top, you sign the trail log that dates back to 1979. There is also a grand overlook cliff edge at the left.Show more
#9 - Mays Peak
North Cheyenne Cañon Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
Mays Peak (elevation 8297 ft) is a peak located in North Cheyenne Canon Park. The summit offers great 360 degree views of the city and the surrounding area. Show more
#10 - Loud's Cabin
North Cheyenne Cañon Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 42 m
Follow High Drive up to Seven Bridges (Trail 622). After the 7th bridge, continue advancing up around Mount Kineo. Follow Trail 622A up to Loud's Cabin. Follow the Trail map and waypoints for accurate details for every fork in the trail. To preserve our history, do not touch or move any component of Loud's Cabin.Show more
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