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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.
Great hike today. The trail is slick and ice packed pretty much the whole way. We did it without poles or spikes, but it was not easy. Beautiful at the top. I brought my Border Collie, and she did great. Dog parents; it does no good to use a poop bag if your going to leave it on the side of the trail!
(3.4.17) Only hiked about 6 miles (3 out and back). The trail was snowy and slushy, but not too icy. I was able to hike it in boots alone, but you may want ice cleats. Those first three miles offer some good open views of the valley below.