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birding

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dog friendly

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river

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horseback riding

lake

off road driving

snowshoeing

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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.

hiking
20 hours ago

Beautiful waterfall, great views, 6 miles from Hondo road to the reservoir and back.

Love the fact that the trail is all shaded. Great views at the top of the fire lookout

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked in the area for years and never even knew about this trail. Wanted a steep hike to train for a big backpacking trip, and this was perfect! I was a bit nervous reading the reviews about the steepness and gravel in places, but it was doable and having my trekking pole made it a lot easier! I can see how it would be tough on older folks though. We hiked up to the 703 French Creek sign/connection to Barr Trail, which made a good turnaround point. Glad we started early because the sun is intense during the first part of the trail. Saw probably a dozen people on the trail, including a mountain biker. A runner ahead of us apparently had spooked a bear, so that was exciting, although we never saw it.

hiking
1 day ago

backpacking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

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!

hiking
2 days 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!

hiking
2 days ago

Absolutely amazing.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days 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.