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The Pike National Forest is located in the Front Range of Colorado, United States, west of Colorado Springs and including Pikes Peak. The forest encompasses 1,106,604 acres within Clear Creek, Teller, Park, Jefferson, Douglas and El Paso counties.

The road to the trail is crummy but the hike is worth it. Nice trail and pretty easy.

Best views I've ever seen on a hike. Mild trail with an epic watch tower at the end with a nice old man stationed there watching for forest fires. Favorite "views" hike I've done to date.

Amazing historical site!

1 day ago

My new favorite hike! The views are breathtaking from all angles. The trail is not difficult to find.. park at the USAFA visitor center walk across the street and follow dirt until you see a trail. It is also well marked with bright arrows once the trail becomes less distinct. It is a steep hike however, NOT even remotely more difficult than the incline. The stream you follow is pleasantly beautiful with a few waterfalls. When you reach the Aspen meadow, you are very close to the top! Be prepared for a veryyyy tough decline due to loose rock & dirt. You'll leave this hike satisfied knowing you saw awesome views but even better cardio!

Absolutely amazing.

1 day ago

Great hike, I agree with others that this is one of the easier fourteeners. Views towards Leadville are nice. Would give five stars but the road in is awful, did not like that part at all.

It was the best natural beauty. However it was a bit dangerous to go up the rocky part of the mountain. It was too long for me

I *need* to do this one again because I apparently completely missed the lake. somehow found a connecting trail that veered to the right :( beautiful views throughout

Beautiful hike!

Beautiful, challenging, surprising hike.

Great, moderate hike with fantastic scenery - the only downfall is your trail is an old mining road. We took the short path to the lake and the direction we chose meant a steep incline to the top of a ridge.