Mount Muscoco Trail

MODERATE 242 reviews

Mount Muscoco Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1420 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The Mount Muscoco trailhead is the same as Mount Cutler trailhead and the trails are the same for about a half mile until they split to go their separate ways. The trail is 2.1 miles one-way with about 1,300 feet elevation gain. Wonderful views at the top.

9 hours ago

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1 day ago

Incredible views! Pretty easy/moderate hike to begin with, but the last 1/2-3/4 mile is really tough. Steep incline and quite a bit of climbing. But the views at the top are more than worth it. The hike to the top has a 1300ft elevation gain. Not too busy on a weekday, but it would probably be busy on a weekend. Best views in the springs from the top! But also some nice lookout spots along the way if you don't want to go all the way up.

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Some parts of the trail are a bit treacherous due to loose gravel, but the views from the top are incredible and well worth the moderate effort it takes to get up there.

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11 days ago

Awesome trail and beautiful view! The perfect afternoon hike!

Beautiful trail and views

15 days ago

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17 days ago

Amazing trail! Not too hard, but not too easy.

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17 days ago

Great hike. Not too long so it doesn't eat up the whole day. It wasn't as difficult as I was hoping, but it was still a good workout. Started from the mount Cutler trailhead (slightly past the parking area for lower columbine trail). The trail is clearly marked so you will know when to branch off for Muscoco trail.
Beautiful views at the top!

18 days ago

mount muscoco trail is nice with good views, but if you complete the loop with Daniel's Pass it becomes loose scrabble. I would not take Daniel's pass again.

hiking
18 days ago

My go-to hike when I want a good push in a short amount of time. Great views at the top! My favorite was at sunrise... definitely recommend!

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20 days ago

beautiful views!

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