Mays Peak

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Mays Peak is a 3.2 mile lightly 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, trail 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

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

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.

3 days ago

Gorgeous

1 month ago

So happy for this app keeping me on track. Great trail!

1 month ago

Awesome uncrowded trail. Other’s directions really helped me find it. The top was beautiful but I couldn’t stay long because there are so many bugs I had to get out of there! Still really enjoyed

1 month ago

Good trail, short hike up. High line drive is wide and easy to maneuver. You go around a rope barrier when you get to the trail crossing. The trail is faint at the bottom but gets easier to follow. The summit is a great place to rest with a nice view of the Springs.

2 months ago

Beautiful hike up through High Drive road. Like others said this trail head is difficult to find! I am still not even sure we did the right trail! However it was absolutely beautiful and we will be back!!
Also- a very nice route to take if you are looking for a less crowded more off the beaten path hike

hiking
2 months ago

Bootiful hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail with the kids!

hiking
2 months ago

Such a beautiful and easy trial! It can be hard to find where to go from High Drive. After a while you will find a clearing with large boulders around it. There will be a metal fence to the right, and when facing that metal fence, the trail continues on the VERY end of the right side of the metal fence. If that doesn’t help I had service the entire trail (I have Verizon) so you could use the map in this app!

3 months ago

This trail is awesome if you can find it. The views are some of the best I’ve seen in Cheyenne Canon. The trail goes off of high drive and can be hard to find. There are 3 trails that break off to the right of high drive, it’s the middle one.

hiking
5 months ago

Loved the hike! Had a hard time figuring out where to go at the end of High Line Drive! The trail isn't markes well at all! right now there is an orange cone and a tarp covering some logs and a fence at the beginning of the climb up to the peak. We went down 2 wrong trails first and had to go back! We hiked this with two 5 year olds and they loved it!

hiking
6 months ago

Bootiful hike!

6 months ago

Very lightly trafficked. We. Saw not a single other person on a Friday afternoon. Only steep part is last 200 meters to the top. A lovely crest to rest, snack and enjoy 360 degree view.

hiking
10 months ago

This trail begins on a service road called High Drive but only pedestrians and bikes are allowed on the road. After about a mile you will reach a trail junction were Jones Park Trail, Penrose Trail, and Mays Peak Trail meet High Drive. To the East, the trail then begins to wind up Mays Peak with a forest of Spruce and Pine on all sides giving good shade. At the top you are given good views of Colorado Springs, North Cheyenne Canyon Park, and Pike National Forest. Trail 360 on YouTube

trail running
11 months ago

Excellent trail. View was beautiful and very fun to run. After 1.2 miles up High Drive, you will get to the 4 way intersection of trails. turn sharply to the right and the trail will be faint trace for 30 seconds up the hill. The trail is directly around the rail to the slight left

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