Fun hike. Steps are hand made. You can do several repetitions.

Fun loop to get the blood moving, we enjoy jogging down the trail after the climb.

Great trail to do with my two Golden’s

Very fun short trail the steps are a killer once you hit about 100 our whole family does it and really enjoys the time

a few trails behind Castle Rock Zipline tours. not very sceenic being surrounded by roads.

This is not consider as a hiking trail but you can definitely get some good workout done. Safer than Manitou Incline for sure.. Heavy traffic though!

The stairs are amazing!

Love these 200 steps! Kids love it too, and it gets easier every time. Pretty 360 view at the top and cat-track trail to take down if you don't feel like going down the stairs.

trail running
9 months ago

Here is the link to the full trail system at miller park. AllTrails does not have the listing for the Purple and Gold trail.
http://www.crgov.com/DocumentCenter/View/9314
If you start directly across from the Core Plaza and stay on the outer loop until you meetup with the Purple loop, then run Purple, Gold, Green and Red (red is flat and easy). The entire run will provide a decent, not too difficult workout. Finish it off with an accent up Challenge hill. Also on the Northeast edge of the Gold trail you can take the pedestrian bridge across to "Ridgeline Open Space" trails (see AllTrails listing). After your run dip your head in the fountains and lay in the grass and relax a while.

I Climb this at least 3x a week around 6am or 7am. The later in the day the most people and the hotter it gets.

Great way to get those legs ready for the Manitou Incline!

Great workout! The steps are easy enough to go back down, so it's easy to get multiple repetitions of the hill done in a relatively short time (as opposed to The Incline, where you need to devote an entire morning). Then, after your last trip up, the hike down the back side of the hill is very relaxing.

Great for dogs, families and lots of views and wildflowers. NOT good for toddlers and strollers. Very narrow , graveled and rocky trail. Saw a couple with hiking stroller struggling.

love this hike. great as a tool to get your blood pumping or just keep working out. great starter for tyre six mile loop around the park.

trail running
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

200 glorious steps to the top of the Hill. There is an option to hike down the from the top. I would consider this moderate in difficulty. Dogs are not allowed on the steps.

trail running
Saturday, March 04, 2017

Decent enough trail. Great to start off your trail running training for beginners or starting up again. It is easy on the knees!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Solid trail and well marked. Definitely will get muddy come spring time. Saw quite a few deer and a pair of small bucks sparring. Had great Janruary weather with no wind, comfortable temp and overcast sky's. My major complaint is all the zip line set ups you walk by constantly along with the noise of city. All and all the pup and I enjoyed ourselves.

trail running
Saturday, September 24, 2016

This is more of a place to work out than to hike. I do it several times a week and it is a good workout to run up the stairs and down the trail.

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016

It was easy at only 200 steps, every 10th step is marked and the trail down was great. Some loose gravel but the trails have markers so you stay on track and find your way. A great morning or afternoon activity.

trail running
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Nicely prepared trails. Single track. No shade. Water and restroom facilities available nearby.

trail running
Sunday, July 24, 2016

200 stairs on incline. Steps are man made, smooth, and even. Either return down stairs or follow trail down. Good practice for Manitou.

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

It is a great hike for the family. Stairs 200 up the hill and trial back down. It took about 1 hour.

This trail is addicting!!! I great workout.

hiking
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Great local hike right in the Philip S. Miller Complex! Their are more trails that you can link together if one requires a bit more distance, but this was enough for the time we had. Although we didn't experience this, we heard horror stories of mountain bikers hauling down the trails while hikers were on it, could be potentially hazardous.

hiking
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Feel the burn! A couple laps around Challenge Hill will certainly roast your quads, great workout. Great view of Castle Rock over the other side.

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