Mays Peak from Bear Creek

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Mays Peak from Bear Creek is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1696 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
8 days ago

The trailhead for Mays Peak is still marked by an orange cone. The trail is narrow, but fairly easy to see as you go up. I started at Bear Creek Rd. My distance tracked at 5.2 miles round trip.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Follow an old road to the gate. Take the trail on left. Trail is about 100 ft from gate, there was an orange cone marking trail last time I was there.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Follow the road until an obvious clearing/saddle. The trail to summit is the least obvious at that point, kind of towards the left and fairly narrow.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

It was a pretty overcast day when we went, I was convinced we were gonna get rained on, but it was a fun trail. We started from Bear Creek Canon, but I think you can do a shorter route from the Cheyenne Canyon side. The trail to the actual summit was not marked, so we had to hunt around a little bit for it. It was a pretty nice hike though.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

mostly on the dirt road, but great views after the saddle! I struggled finding the route at the saddle. there are five paths, not including the road you come up. it's the third from the left, or second from the right. unmarked and doesn't really look like a trail compared to the others.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice moderate hike, steady uphill grade from TH to peak. Even though most of this trail is on wide dirt road, it was devoid of traffic and well shaded entire way. Peak is very serene, grassy, treeless with great views to Cutler, Muscoco, Buckhorn, etc...worth the trip!

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Hiking up the road is nice, but it's hiking up a road. Once you get to the saddle and actually start toward the summit of Mays Peak, it becomes amazing!

Thursday, July 25, 2013