Falcon Trail

MODERATE 89 reviews
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Falcon Trail is a 12.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near U S A F Academy, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,466 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Best all around trail in the area, if you live in the Springs area, this trail should be done at least once a month. If you are traveling through then Falcon should be on your to do list. Great climbs and super flowy descents. Trail is very well maintained and is usable pretty much the entire year weather permitting. You will need ID to enter and riders are not allowed to ride alone, so bring a friend.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice well maintained trail. Add time for entering and leaving the base as a civilian.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Great ride with something for every mountain biker.

mountain biking
11 months ago

One of our favorite mountain biking trails in town! Has a wide range of terrain, from uphill, downhill, flowy, technical and scenic!

11 months ago

Hiked on 8/27 - it was mostly awesome. Went clockwise. Lots of mountain bikers - the trail shows it - most of whom were polite and respectful - the remaining few were just pure asses - I'm a mountain biker and they give us a bad name.

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Probably easier to ride on fatter tires. 29 x2.10 tires didn't cut it very well on washouts going up hairpin turns.

trail running
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Fun, varied trail. A lot of exposed areas, bring water.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Some sandy bits, some rocky-rooty bits, some switchbacks, but lots of fun. Good signage, too. Recommend going counter clockwise for a good time!

trail running
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Such a fun trail! Beautiful views and lots of great running through forested areas.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Fun trail!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Nice day hike!

mountain biking
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Trail was very rocky. I would say they is a medium trail. As a beginner at mountain biking I found it very difficult.

hiking
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fabulous day to hike this trail! The Air Force Thunderbirds (F16 fighters) were practicing overhead for the graduation air show in a couple of days so gorgeous trails, scenery and jets screaming by was awesome!! Moderate trail, easy to follow, beautiful forest areas, meadows, small creeks, etc. Will definitely do this one again!

mountain biking
Thursday, July 31, 2014

On the advice of a friend rode counter - clockwise on Sun 26 Jul. Great ride but definitely a challenge. Trail is well marked. I started at the start/finish defined on alltrails but met several other riders starting from other trail heads. One commented she wanted to go ahead and get the long climb encountered on the clockwise route done early in the ride, this was probably around Pine Rd.

mountain biking
Monday, July 21, 2014

Great trail!! It has a little bit of everything. I wish it was not 15 hours away from my house so I could ride it every weekend. I got winded easily due to the altitude but I still had a blast!!!

trail running
Thursday, January 02, 2014

Great trail. It is pretty technical and sandy throughout, so running it is certainly not easy. But the views are well worth it and the trail keeps you pretty engaged and entertained. Just need to be aware of your surroundings if running to avoid accidents with bikers. Well worth the drive onto post.

mountain biking
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

I love this trail. I live on base and I bike it every weekend. it was a pretty tough trail for a new biker but now it is not that bad. a great ride if you get the chance to do it.

mountain biking
Saturday, August 17, 2013

I've hiked it and biked it. It is definitely a work out. There is a lot of up hill, but every every foot of uphill you are rewarded with some fun downhill. I rode it clockwise. There is nothing too technical except for one spot. I enjoy this ride.

mountain biking
Monday, July 01, 2013

BEST trail in the springs for Mt biking, great distance, great overall trail for uphill, downhill, technical, views, not to busy. Best to park at the stadium & go clockwise.

trail running
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

This is a pretty good trail, great for a nice day hike with the dog. Very few people were on this trail. The views were amazing, an entire view of beautiful Colorado Springs!

mountain biking
Thursday, January 31, 2013

One of my favorite rides in the area. Great training ride!! Ends with a fun rolling downhill if rode the popular direction. Is a must ride.

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sucked!!! A side note of needing air force learning would've been nice!!!

mountain biking
Friday, May 18, 2012

Rode clockwise, 13 miles of great riding. Little to no traffic!

mountain biking
Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rode the complete loop clockwise. Great sections of climbs and downhill rollers, with nothing too technical. With the complete loop being 13 miles, it was definitely worth it!

mountain biking
Sunday, June 26, 2011

This trail was intense and it felt like it was all up hill. Your very alone on this trail only passed a few people on this 13 mile death ride. Over all great views on several spots of the academy and of north Colorado springs. Enjoy!

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