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Cheyenne Canyon to Mount Rosa is a 13.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 13.9 mi Elevation gain 4,202 ft Route type Out & Back

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Camille Burroughs
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Hiking

Amazing trail my dad and I left early and made it by 11am!! The view is amazing very worth the trip!!

D Rhuby
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarThu Jun 04 2020
Hiking

Make this a little bit longer and with more variety/scenery by first going up 7-Bridges 622 to Pipeline 668 (signs mostly said Ring the Peak trail) to 701 to Frostys, then 672 Nelsons up to the saddle of Rosa, turn right to tag the summit and back again, then continue down the east side through the fence and all the way down the St Mary's Falls Trail & Gold Camp rd back to the parking lot. More mileage. My fitbit says 14.9 miles round trip.

Joe Brock
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Snow

went up around 6 am today and loved this trail! pretty, and the cloud cover was majestically scattered. views were great. big gravel chunks before getting to the saddle that were sucky on the way up and down, but the end and beginning were badass. some slush going into a couple few inches of powder at the summit. no spikes, really no need. would have liked poles though for ascent and descent. 4 hours and change up and down. Only one wearing a mask. Didn't love that. My gps recording had it at 13.4 miles all day.

Grant Snyder
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat May 23 2020
Hiking

Did the hike today and its more like 14.8 miles from the parking lot. This is a tough hike. The signage you see are all understated. Going up gets tough once you hit the fence around 4 miles from the summit and the return is all downhill with loose gravel. Beautiful views at top but looking at an 8-9 hour day I wanted to get down as quickly as possible. Very few (less than 20) were making it all the way to Rosa today most opted for the easier St Marys. Loved the hike but its long and difficult.

Jin Lee
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It's around 20 miles out and back from 4415 Gold camp road parking lot via St. Mary's falls. Do not take this trail via seven bridges and 668 pipeline trail because it's longer and tougher (trail is not well maintained or easy to get off & motor bike). It was very difficult but magnifying pikes peak view when you reach out to Summit.

Morgan Hartenstein
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Hiking

Extremely pretty with great views throughout! It is a lot longer than All Trails says. We clocked it at about 17.6 miles but well worth it! You will reach a false summit, followed by the saddle, and then final push up! The final push still had some snow, but it was manageable!

Andy BonBon
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Hiking

After St. Mary’s I got to a fence and went straight rather than turning right so I didn’t summit today. Still a great hike and I’ll be back!!

Justin Davis
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Hiking

Put on Microspikes for the last summit push. Made a loop out of it and returned via Trail 668 and 622. Would have hated to not have had spikes until about mid-way down trail 668. Mt Rosa's views are some of my favorite in the area with the long chain of the Sangres running to the Sawatch.

Levi Keagy
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HikingIcySnow

Absolutely awesome trail, extremely tiring due to length and amount of climbing, but never really challenging. In terms of footing. Pretty well made trail. We only reached the saddle just prior to the top because of snow banks that were 4 feet deep. There was snow Enroute to the saddle, but was manageable. Fantastic views even though we didn’t summit.

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PJ Williams
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HikingMuddySnow

Hiked on 3/26. The path up to St. Mary's Falls is quick and easy, a little icy/mushy depending on time of day. But after St. Mary's Falls, the route goes UP. And once you make the left off the trail onto the Mt. Rosa approach, it gets VERY snowy still. Expect to post hole as the snow is mushy and deep. But the walk down is much quicker than the walk up. A great workout.

Joshua Herndon
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HikingIcySnow

We went down most of the ohv trials that are through these beautiful mountains. Just noticed a lot of trash from people closer to the campsites which honestly kinda hurt, we brought trash bags with us so we picked up as much as we could. Other than this, the views were amazing.

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Pocoknyul Pika
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Hmmm....my GPS clocked 12m round trip.

Aaron Peralta
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Hiking

One of my favorite casual day hikes.... I enjoy taking 7bridges ( trail 622) and hiking to the pipeline (trail 668). From there you get gorgeous views of the forest as well as historic remnants... The water flowing throughout gives the surroundings so much life. Once I hit the end of the trail I follow up the forester trail (701) for about a half mile or so to connect to frosty parks which is where *trail 672* will be also known as Nelson's trail. Take that up for a couple of miles until you hit *trail 673* which goes to the mount Rosa summit. Beauty and wonder the entire way... Much more scenic and epic than taking the short way featured in this hike... Have it recorded at 15mi round trip going in and out from the way we came which I highly recommend. Especially while we have no snow and the trails are dry and waiting for you.... Enjoy!

Rob Murphy
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon Sep 16 2019
Hiking

Very nice trail. Just when think you’ve lost your place there’s a cairn. It starts out on gold camp pretty flat, then remains that way pretty much until the switchbacks . These are tough but not impossible. After you’ve gone through the man made fence you need to turn right and then left onto the last leg of the hike. This is by far the steepest and most challenging part. The trail is pretty easy to follow the whole way through . After this 1.5 mile climb, you’ll reach a meadow/ open area with incredible views of Almagre and Pikes . One more stretch to the top about 1 mile or so and you’re there . Amazing views of the city, a reservoir , and surrounding mountains. Round trip with a 45 min break at the top was 6 hours , left at 9:30 am and got back 3:30.

Chuck Mills
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Hiking

Great hike with a well marked trail. Met that odd dude near the top that was talked about in the earlier review. About 20 years old and very bedraggled like he has been roaming the woods a while, maybe living up there. I talked to him twice and he didn't seem dangerous, just adrift in the woods. Asked for food as well. Always use caution if hiking alone.

Roland Buhler
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HikingRocky

Just a heads up from our hike today. Encountered a lone hiker with odd behavior. This is the second time of such an occurrence. Hike with a friend or better, there are other safer places to hike. It was a creepy encounter.

Chris Hersh
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Hiking

Did this 7/27/19. Great trail, starts out at the Cheyenne canyon hub past seven bridges. Follows the creek and the path to the falls. Then you go up, up, up! Great views, very few people. Make sure you get here early on the weekend. 815 I found parking, came down about 1145 and Cheyenne canyon is a mad house! This hike will certainly get your legs burning, both up and down!

Karen Wichek
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HikingRocky

July 13th, took my dog out for a nice hike to enjoy the peaceful beauty of nature! It was a sunny and hot day and the steep switchbacks had plenty of loose rock which made it more of a fun challenge especially on the down trek. The trail offers a good amount of shade which was great because it is definitely an uphill climb especially after you cross the FSR. Views from the top are incredible but there were a fair amount of flies and surprisingly tons of lady bugs

Appalachian Roots
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HikingBugsOver grown

Ran into a storm and had to turn around. I will be back to conquer this one another day. Trail was in good shape though and I encountered 3 other hikers.

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Nicole Marie
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Hiking

Pretty difficult at parts. But just as you’re “done with this incline crap”, it levels out for a bit to give you a break. Totally worth the effort though. Spent an hour at the top relaxing before heading down. Lots of rocks and scree made for a difficult run down. 5 hours round trip. Drank all of my 2l’s of water so make sure you’re hydrated. Parking was almost full at 7am.

Paul Ramsey
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Hiking

Long but amazing trail. Very secluded and a gorgeous view at the top! You can hit the falls on the way up or down to which is a bonus! If your going without using gps when you reach the fence you go right on the road then follow 672 on your left probably 100’ up. Once in the saddle take 673 and you’re at the top!

Eric Grossman
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Hiking

Long incline but gorgeous views near the top and having the falls on the way up is a great addition. Difficult but doable for sure

John Weida
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Jun 22 2019
Hiking

Fantastic trail! Hard rating is merited...lots of vertical. Very beautiful scenery and amazing views. Several spots of scree on steep slopes. Hiking poles a big help. Worth the effort!!

Santos Perez
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HikingOff trailSnow

loved this trail definetly one for the adventures had a lil episode of vertigo towards the top But all in all an amazing hike my phone died at the peak but the remainder of the way down was very firmiliar so we had a easy time navigating

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Daryl Steck
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Hiking

Great day on top was able to find the summit despite the puzzle to get to final ascent because of the snow. Views are amazing along the trail and some of the best I've seen from the Spri gs of every Mountain Range to include Pikes, the Sangre De Christo, the Collegiate and Rosemont resevior. Not to mention Pueblo, Fountain, Springs and parts of South Denver. The trail had a nice stop at St Mary's Falls and then a bunch of steep climbs. Would definitely recommend this trail

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