Mount Garfield Peak

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Mount Garfield Peak is a 9.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.7 miles Elevation Gain: 3,480 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no shade

hiking
icy
snow
10 days ago

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
20 days ago

1 month ago

Don't forget to sign the summit registry!

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike. As you make your way up to the meadow clearing on the initial ascent it is best to stay as close to the creek as possible. There are plenty of misplaced karens to the right of the creek trail that will lead you up away from main trail and into a mess of steep loose gravel. Finding the path to the summit once at the meadow is not obvious. There are a couple of dead logs sitting on left side of meadow and I recommend taking a left toward summit at those logs and be on watch for karens once you are in the trees again. It’s worth the trip to the top for sure!

running
5 months ago

That last mile! Wow super step and super small rock for a path, like every step u take u lose 1/2 the step in skidding backwards. Good trail though except for that last mile. First 3.5 has incline for sure but fairly normal terrain.

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

hiking
over grown
scramble
washed out
6 months ago

Views from Mt Garfield: 5/5 Condition of trail: 1/5 Overall rating: 3/5 Trail is very hard to follow for last 1 to 1.5 miles. Very washed out as well, fell multiple times on the designated trail and got scratched up pretty bad. Not completely safe! Needs some TLC, then it’ll be an easy 5/5 rating.

hiking
scramble
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Did this trail for my 2nd time on7/18/19 & it was really easy to follow the whole way up! Cairns will take u to the saddle there is two separate paths that are carined! The one closest to the creek is clearly blocked off and follow the "Upper" trail. Plus it looks like a obvious trail to follow as well. Once you get to the saddle there is a trail on the way up & you can distinctly see it! I easily remembered it from last time and If u follow the trail correctly its will have cairns all the way until the summit! Don't forget to sign the summit register from 1979 & Makes sure to catch the views from the rock outcropping!! Amazing Hike! Easy stoner hike smoked Hella the whole way up!!

hiking
7 months ago

STAY CLOSE TO THE CREEK....For the most part this trail is great, but when you pass the old cabin and then the weird metal box thing on the right (you'll know it when you see it) the trail becomes hard to follow and it GOES UP. If you stay close to the creek, you'll have to bushwhack a bit but the false cairns and scree above make for a bad combination. Once you reach the saddle just below the summit, forget about the trail. Just walk up to the top and hope for cairns. Be sure to walk west/northwest once on top to see a great Pikes Peak view. The top. mile or so of this is tough, but the view of PP is worth it.

hiking
off trail
7 months ago

The last 800 feet from the hill was very difficult and rocky but somebody left a stack of rocks showing the way up this steep elevation to the top of the mountain

hiking
off trail
scramble
8 months ago

Great hike! Hiked it 6/15. Just under 3 hours to summit. The last bit was pretty steep and I ended up just scrambling up the very last little bit. The trail gets a little faint before the saddle, but follow the cairns and you'll be good. Couldn't find a trail for the very last bit. The trail is also not closed for revegitation. They just closed the old 667 trail and rerouted 667 away from Bear Creek for the Greenback Cutthroats. Awesome views!

hiking
over grown
rocky
washed out
8 months ago

The end trail the last 800 ft elevation was pretty much not a trail..broken branches and bush. It took us total of 6 hrs to the peak and back. We stoped a few time so could have done it faster. After 7 bridges some pretty slippery gravel hills. Pretty view at the peak wish stayed longer but had to go down due to storm..

hiking
off trail
9 months ago

Hard to call this a trail. The last ascent was definitely class 2, and we lost the trail many times. Also, very loose. A lot of false cairns. The views were beautiful. The trail is 99% snow free.

hiking
rocky
snow
9 months ago

We set off around 7:30am and didn't reach the peak until just before 12. There are a few sections after Louds cabin that are hard to navigate. Then when you turn left after the last way point there is still a lot of snow on the ascent to the summit - seems like finding an actual trail up this last push would be challenging. Amazing views from the top however.

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
snow
10 months ago

Awesome hike. Top is still snowed in. Had to turn around 0.2 miles from the peak.

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