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.

19 days ago

I wouldn’t say this trail is “easy” but it’s a short and has beautiful views.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy trail to a good view of Cheyenne Mountain, Broadmoor, Colorado Springs and Garden of the Gods.

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4 months ago

Good short, easy hike with nice views. For the first half or so of the hike you are walking up a wide dirt road(High Dr) but the 2nd half up to the peak is through the forest. There were a few logs placed over the beginning of the trail near the clearing...not sure why they were put there. A trekking pole or two may help with skree laden declines on the way back.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike, however using the All Trails MSP was a life savor since indeed the trail at the open area where all trails meet is poorly marked. The hike is great and I was the only person on this 2nd leg and the views are astounding. Great for a family hike and picnic on top overlooking the Springs and the surrounding mountains. Definitely a hike to return to.

5 months ago

I’m not good with

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5 months ago

Definitely walked about a mile down the wrong trail before we turned around and tried again. Walk up high drive to the clearing - You will know it when you see it. From the clearing, you will see a metal rope fence - the trail starts on the far right side, as others have stated. If you’re looking for Mays, you want the unmarked trail. The views along the way are fairly stunning in and of themselves, but the 360 views from the top are choice. Would definitely do it again! Make sure to find the geocache and sign the log book - It’s in an old ammo tin under a pine tree that rims the peak. Loved this hike! Shout out to all of the previous reviews for the tips on finding this trail.

hiking
5 months ago

It took me 35 minutes to summit and 30 to get back down. I agree with others about the unmarked branch-off being hard to find. It looks like it is fenced off so I was the only one on the trail. Amazing hike.

hiking
6 months ago

I will fully agree with other reviewers on the crazy hard to find branch-off! I must have stood in that clearing a good 5 mins trying to find the dang thing. It’s unmarked, while the other main trails are all marked. However, it’s difficulty in locating made it nice and unoccupied for the most part part...only ran in to one couple with a pup. The peak has some stunning views of the Springs, with peeks at the Broadmoor and Will Rogers Shrine on the way up and from the top. Fairly easy, some loose gravel here and there, so watch your footing.

6 months ago

Gorgeous

7 months ago

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

7 months 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

7 months 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.

8 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
8 months ago

Bootiful hike!

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail with the kids!

hiking
9 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!

9 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
11 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
Sunday, February 04, 2018

Bootiful hike!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

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
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

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
Friday, August 25, 2017

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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24 days ago

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