wild flowers




nature trips


mountain biking

trail running

kid friendly

dog friendly

dogs on leash



off road driving

horseback riding




scenic driving


fly fishing


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.

Endless extra trail to explore!

20 days ago

Such a beautiful trail, only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because it is so steep coming down.

There were around 4 miles of snowfields before you break out of the tree line so come prepared.

Greatest hike I've ever done!

Hiked 4 miles up, 8 miles total. Then, lost the trail in the snow. It's a beautiful hike, one of my favorite. That's a deceptively steep incline! I can't wait to do it in the spring, see the Aspen budding, and make it to the top.

24 days ago

Steep Trail. HIKING POLES STRONGLY RECOMMENDED! Very Beautiful Trail with breath taking views. Very Good workout! The rewards of this trail are worth it. Ends at the Crystal Reservoir at the base of Pikes Peak. Becareful on the trail. There are some very narrow parts of the trail with steep mountain sides. Bring plenty of water.

A beautiful short hike in a hidden canyon but steep and quite tricky in parts with snow and ice when we hiked it in late March. You will need good hikers and gloves for the rocks. And don't be tempted to take the road down at the reservoir: it ends at a private property gate...perhaps some general's ranch?

Great hike with awesome views of Pikes Peak, Almagre Peak, and Mt Manitou. Make sure to head all the way back to see the reservoir.

Still closed

26 days ago

love this trail, its close to home, and the views are well worth the hike.

Awesome trail, lots of pretty waterfalls and canyon views.

My husband and I did this hike last year and I have to say, it is one of the best we've done. Absolutely beautiful scenery and not too terribly difficult. The end of the hike is well worth it. Just to sit on the rocks, have a snack and take in all of God's beauty before you head back down is priceless. Looking forward to doing again this year. Definitely recommend.

took the kids and dogs with us. the dogs enjoy it alot. nice hike to go on. we made couple stops.