DISTANCE
12.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,124 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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24 days ago

Good distance hike, but my phone had me at 15 miles, not 12. My first time up I saw thousands of ladybugs on the summit but this time I only saw a few groups of them. Be prepared for a rough stretch right before you get to the forest service road on your way up. On a clear day, great views of Pikes Peak, and all the way south to the Canon City area. Good hike, but not for tourists. Sore legs and altitude hangover will affect you the rest of your time here. Rating should be Hard, not Moderate