Challenge Hill Blue Loop Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Challenge Hill Blue Loop Trail is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Castle Rock, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

200 glorious steps to the top of the Hill. There is an option to hike down the from the top. Dogs are not allowed on the steps.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

walking
29 days ago

Love these 200 steps! Kids love it too, and it gets easier every time. Pretty 360 view at the top and cat-track trail to take down if you don't feel like going down the stairs.

hiking
1 month ago

I Climb this at least 3x a week around 6am or 7am. The later in the day the most people and the hotter it gets.

1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great way to get those legs ready for the Manitou Incline!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great workout! The steps are easy enough to go back down, so it's easy to get multiple repetitions of the hill done in a relatively short time (as opposed to The Incline, where you need to devote an entire morning). Then, after your last trip up, the hike down the back side of the hill is very relaxing.

walking
3 months ago

Great for dogs, families and lots of views and wildflowers. NOT good for toddlers and strollers. Very narrow , graveled and rocky trail. Saw a couple with hiking stroller struggling.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

love this hike. great as a tool to get your blood pumping or just keep working out. great starter for tyre six mile loop around the park.

4 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

4 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

200 glorious steps to the top of the Hill. There is an option to hike down the from the top. I would consider this moderate in difficulty. Dogs are not allowed on the steps.

6 months ago

6 months ago