Mount Cutler Trail

EASY 365 reviews

Mount Cutler Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately 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.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
442 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

An easy hike on the South Side of Cheyenne Canyon Here is a leisurely family hike you can do in a morning or afternoon. The hike is only 2 miles in length. Mt 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 ample parking. Spectacular views are available from the summits. I'd recommend early morning or late afternoon for the best lighting.

hiking
2 days ago

lovely trail, not too difficult. There was some snow and ice when I hiked it; trekking poles helped me balance on the icy bits but were not necessary, as my husband did fine without any. Great views at the top, I definitely recommend it.

hiking
13 days ago

Great trail! When you get to the peak of the mountain and still have strength, you’ve got the trail up to Mount Muscoco if you turn left at the fork instead of right. There is also a cave-like opening about half way up the trail to Cutler, it only goes about 4 feet in but it’s still a good place to take a photo.

hiking
25 days ago

A nice hike overlooking the city and the canyon. There was snow on the trail, and an easy hike.

hiking
1 month ago

good trail

hiking
1 month ago

Great views the entire way!! Easy hike and great with kids.

1 month ago

Great hike! Easy, with great views.

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike, however there is a sketchy part towards the summit and all of the loose gravel can make you lose your footing at times. Beautiful views and great for beginners.

1 month ago

Great hike. Not packed at all on a Saturday. Brought my 3 year old and she hiked the whole thing with no problem, really fun for a family and pretty quick.

hiking
2 months ago

went on this trail while in vacation in Colorado!! this was the perfect scenic hike for our short time!!

2 months ago

Easy hike for a family. Our 4 year old walked the entire trail. Very enjoyable with some awesome views along the way. Reccomended for good family time.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a pretty descent trail, I wouldn’t recommend going if it just snowed or if it just rained and it’s really cold because ice would be a problem. There was also this really dangerous part was like on one side you had the mountain and on the other side you had a sheer cliff that I wouldn’t recommend falling off of. Other than that small part the views s were great, even in the dangerous part, y if you have a dog then make sure you keep control of him or her on that one part

3 months ago

Beautiful hike- friendly for our five year old kids with an awesome set of views at the top.

hiking
3 months ago

Cutler is one of our favorite trails. It has so much to offer - steady incline, gorgeous views overlooking Seven Falls and the zip lines, and beautiful views of the canyon and Gold Creek Road. Unfortunately, certain dog owners are ruining it for others by not cleaning up after their pooch. Don't get us wrong; we are dog lovers and respect all those who wouldn't dream of leaving their dog's mess for someone to step in but there are too many people who do just the opposite. If you want to take your dog on a hike, please take the responsibility of taking care of this so we can all enjoy nature at its best!

3 months ago

Beautiful views! Something short and fairly easy, but they need some better markers towards the end of the trail.

4 months ago

Such a beautiful view . Walk down the huge hill at the end of the hike for phenomenal views . Gorgeous with a little snow in October and such a lovely short hike around sunset ! Good if you’re looking for something mellow

4 months ago

Mt Culter Trail! Beautiful drive, just getting there, in fall! Must see! Check out stream, next to beginning of trail!

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing views!

hiking
4 months ago

This trail starts right off of North Cheyenne Canyon Road. This trail is easy with gradual inclines and moves through Spruce and Fir forests. Once at the top you are given great views of Pike National Forest and Colorado Springs. Trail 360 on YouTube

5 months ago

Nice easy trail with great views!

hiking
5 months ago

nice easy trail. Not that long at all and the view from the top is totally worth it.

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