Mays Peak is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 777 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Mays Peak (elevation 8297 ft) is a peak located in North Cheyenne Canon Park. The summit offers great 360 degree views of the city and the surrounding area.

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rocky
14 days ago

Beautiful easy and relaxing! A little steep at the end and scary to go down but overall amazing morning hike!

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26 days ago

we enjoyed this hike! took us about 45 mins to get to the top. beautiful views on top.

hiking
1 month ago

just walked part of this train to find a great hammock spot

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful hike! The end gets crazy steep but just for a bit. Definitely worth it for the views and a nice picnic stop up top!

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

A steep trail, large elevation gain, wouldn’t say its easy if you have a carrier or kids. Going down was difficult due to all the loose gravel on the path. Making it harder with a carrier if you are hiking with a toddler wouldn’t recommend this one.

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snow
1 month ago

Great views. The trail is well marked and is an easy peak.

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snow
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Super great trail for taking kids. Most of the path is more of a road (vehicles not permitted), then the last 1/4th of it is a trail through the forest that inclines up to the peak. It isn't snowy, icy, or muddy at all right now, the paths are clear. The peak has some pretty 360 views!

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icy
snow
2 months ago

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2 months ago

My roommate and I went a few days ago to see the sunrise. Super fun trail with most of the elevation gain in the last half mile or so. It was a little icy on the last bit of accent but we made it without spikes. Great 360° views from the top.

3 months ago

as of 2/16/20 a little boy went missing if you're out on a trail keep a look out for anything his name is Gannon Stauch

4 months ago

I would say it's a lot prettier than the pictures allow. We brought our dogs and they loved it as well. Really pretty views for the short hike. No need for snow shoes or spikes. Last little bit was steep in the snow and we just went slower for a few mins.

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snow
4 months ago

Great short hike that is dog friendly, definitely recommend keeping dogs on leash as we ran across a little herd of deer and our huskies were going nuts when they saw them. Road to parking lot was mostly blowed with some icy spots. We made It up there in a 2WD Honda CRV.

4 months ago

gorgeous trail and icy in the shaded parts right now. pretty easy to moderate hike

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icy
4 months ago

Easy hike with a great view at the top. 1/11/19 still some icy patches on the trail

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snow
5 months ago

Came here 12/11/19, was pretty icy. Would definitely recommend trekking poles or having someone with you to make sure you don’t slip and fall. My first hike in the mountains, 10/10 would recommend. Probably not for those super out of shape. Amazing view at the top!

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snow
5 months ago

Hiked this yesterday, 12/7/19. Good trail with great views at the top. Approaching moderate difficulty in my mind. It is mostly exposed on High Drive until you break off onto the trail on the right. The trail is narrow and had patches of ice to be careful of. The last steep incline toward the summit was full of snow. Poles or perhaps micro spikes would have been helpful, but we made it, carefully.

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6 months ago

trail is in great shape! a very small amount of snow at the end of the trail before summit,but it can easily be walked around.

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snow
6 months ago

after like .7miles you will reach a parking lot. make sure you dont make a wrong turn here. great view at the top

recorded Mays Peak

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icy
snow
6 months ago

Couldn’t get to the summit because of the ice

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7 months ago

Nice short, relaxing hike. Begins on the high drive (1.2mi) until the trail junction. A few hikers and bikers up until this point. it's the rightmost trail beyond the wire fencing. it has no markers, but the trail is dug out and easy to follow. once I hit this I was completely solo. beautiful 360 degree views at the top. amazing. trail gets shrouded in greenery and trees as you move up. not too much snow or ice yet. I enjoyed it.

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