Austin Bluffs and Rocky Overlook Loop

MODERATE 11 reviews

Austin Bluffs and Rocky Overlook Loop is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
406 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Beautiful trail with great views. The trail does run along private property lines and signs are posted throughout to stay on the trail. Great trail for mountain biking and hiking or those who don’t want to walk far to see gorgeous views.

3 months ago

A bit confusing, but fun none the less. I took my dog running on this trail and had a great time. Beautiful views of the city and Pikes Peak halfway through.

hiking
3 months ago

Decent hike while it was well-marked. It’s very easy to get off track toward the end, and you’re better off following one of the better marked trails. Some elevation here and there makes it a fun trail, though!

hiking
4 months ago

If this is moderate, then I need to go back to easy. There was a lot of ascending and descending over rocks and tree trunks, and 300 foot descent and ascent overall. In a few parts, it was very difficult to tell where the trail was supposed to be. I cut off a big part of it and only did about 1.6 miles. It was lovely, though.

hiking
4 months ago

A very nice area to hike in the middle town a in back of UCCS. Lots of side trails can take you in unexpected directions. Still, pretty and you can’t get forever lost. Beware that the entry point on this map is not quite right. The entry path is at a bump out circle on the Main Street, Rockhurst. The point indicated on the map has been closed.

hiking
5 months ago

Very good trail, a little elevation gain going on but it’s nothing too bad. It is rocky though.

hiking
2 months ago

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

hiking
Sunday, March 19, 2017