hiking

views

wild flowers

walking

forest

wildlife

nature trips

birding

mountain biking

trail running

kid friendly

dog friendly

dogs on leash

camping

off road driving

horseback riding

river

lake

snowshoeing

waterfall

scenic driving

fishing

fly fishing

backpacking

cross country skiing

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.

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Not for the novice flatlander like myself, but I lived and the view was spectacular!!

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.

hiking
11 days ago

It is a good trail for running with a jogging stroller! Wide path. For this reason 4 stars.

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike all around! Definitely a climb to get up to the rocks but it's well worth it. The trail is snowpacked the entire way and several parts are icy so I would recommend poles and microspikes if you have them.

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Great hike. A little confusing on where the trail actually is. We parked at the upper lot and hiked the stream all the way to the dam to the lower lot then hiked the dirt road back. Plenty of spot to rest along the stream to watch fisherman.

mountain biking
12 days ago

Easy trail for riding with picturesque views. Day we rode was very windy, but still an enjoyable ride up the Santa Fe Trail to Palmer Lake.

hiking
13 days ago

closed today no hiking even