Mount Cutler Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.7 miElevation gain472 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Here is a leisurely family hike you can do in a morning or afternoon. Mount Cutler - named after Henry Cutler, one of General Palmer's friends and a supporter of Colorado College - rises above Cheyenne Creek about half way up the Cheyenne Canyon, on the south side. The trailhead is well marked and has limited parking. Spectacular views are available from the summits.

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

Tips: This is a good family hikes; dog friendly as long as you keep your pet on a leash. Picnic areas abound before and after the site along N Cheyenne Canyon Rd. Drive carefully through the canyon; the road is narrow and people hike and bike in the traffic lanes. This hike is fun to do in conjunction with the Helen Hunt Falls hike.

Directions: Exit I-25 at exit 140. Go south on Tejon and bear right onto Cheyenne Blvd. This joins W. Cheyenne Canyon Rd about 50 yards from the Starsmore Discovery Center. Turn right onto North Cheyenne Canyon Rd and drive approximately 1.5 miles to the trailhead.

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Lillian Lamb
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Beautiful trail! A little icy but with a little bit of caution totally doable without spikes. Many good views totally recommend doing this in the early morning!

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Justin Davis
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Reagan Renee
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Views were beautiful. Went on 2/2 and very icy 50% of the trail. Was able to do it in normal tennis shoes, just had to be careful of the icy patches and would still recommend!

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Justin Lirette
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Icy, but beautiful.

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Car Hardcastle
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Ben Gump
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Trevor Sherman
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The trail was quite icy in the beginning but then once you get over the ridge it’s not so bad, Mt. cutler is a quick trip up but offers amazing views! Keep going on after Mt. cutler to Mt. Mustoco if you’re feeling up to the challenge, it’s definitely worth it! Well marked and well maintained!

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Denise Watson
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Daisy Z
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Did This on 1/17 and it was beautiful! Sunny day beautiful views. The beginning of the trail is icy, but deeper in it’s not that bad. Someone in our group was wearing regular sneakers and he was able to do the hike with some slipping in the beginning parts lol Def worth a visit!

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Christina Marie
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Matthew Williams
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Mt. Cutler is as easy and convenient as it is BEAUTIFUL!

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Harris W
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Solid views but fairly icy. We didn’t have spikes and were slipping and sliding on the way down.

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Joey Ortego
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Elaine Metcalf
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Cheyenne Wood
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Pretty basic short hike with some views. The Mount Muscaco (?) trail cuts off that trail. Another trail to do nearby is the Columbine Trail.

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Becky Dougherty
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Aaron Thoman
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Short sweet and easy. Solid if you do mount muscoco right after

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Melissa Mcgowan
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Easy hike for beautiful and rewarding views. Icy in some areas but I saw many people in sneakers doing the hike.

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Anna Revolinsky
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Jenny Roach
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Donna Bottner
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Parking lot icy. Tree down about .5 mile in. Overall no tracks or poles required.

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Savanna Rohne
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Very easy hike! Well marked, completed before mount muscoco.

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Selvija Bajrami
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A beautiful short hike. Some parts are slippery so mind your speed, but nothing dangerous.

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Lauren Galigher
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Justin Lirette
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Perfect conditions today. Light snow pack, but not too slippery.

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Ashley Truman
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Easy to find, and to get to. The trail was VERY slick coming back down towards the parking lot, so be careful. There are views all around, and it’s an awesome hike to go on if you don’t have much time. Be careful if you get close to the edge, because it’s a very long way down..!

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