hiking

views

wild flowers

walking

nature trips

birding

forest

wildlife

trail running

mountain biking

dog friendly

kid friendly

dogs on leash

river

camping

horseback riding

lake

off road driving

snowshoeing

waterfall

fly fishing

scenic driving

backpacking

fishing

cross country skiing

rock climbing

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.

Amazing hike, difficult if you have children with you (age 3-7), but can be done with great team work and determination this hike is hella fun worth every step and drip of sweat.

(p.s. A Friend or Yourself will need a Military ID needed to park at trail head. if not your journey will be an extra mile or so from a guest parking lot to trail head.)

Pretty fair trail. Fun and invigorating

Tough sustained climb that gets steeper at the tree line. The beautiful views are worth the effort!

I feel like it's more than 800 feet of elevation gain. well marked trail, steep in some areas, but enjoyable. wildflowers are starting to bloom along the trail and it was very pretty. definitely moderate traffic but still enjoyable.

hiking
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No joke about relentless uphill until the Garden of Eden. Gorgeous views & fun to watch the forest change to boulders & meadows!

mountain biking
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off road driving
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on The Crags Trail

hiking
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hiking
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