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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.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 472 feet Route Type: Out & 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.

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1 day ago

Great easy hike with views that pay off for the short distance. My 5 year old did this hike with no problem. It does have loose gravel so I recommend hiking shoes. Also get there early because it does get packed and parking is limited.

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3 days ago

I felt like the reviews were a little misleading. “Easy” hikes should be kid friendly but this hike has steep drop offs through out and tons of scree/loose gravel. Several interesting points of interest and the views are amazing, but if your kids are adventurous yet sporadic and give you anxiety on steep trails, maybe consider a different hike like Chamberlain Trail (nearby).

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3 days ago

Good beginner trail and pretty easy to do. Parking can be a problem if you don’t go early in the morning to get a parking spot.

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7 days ago

Great trail for an easy hike. Pretty much up hill with a great view at the end! It’s about 50/50 sun and shaded in the trail. Would recommend (:

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11 days ago

Beautiful easy scenic hike, great views, well-maintained trails. Despite a full parking lot, trail wasn’t too crowded for a Friday afternoon. Highly recommend!

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rocky
19 days ago

Very busy on a Saturday. A $60 parking ticket will be waiting for you if you are not parked in a designated spot. Once you find parking, it is an excellent hike that does just enough to make you feel accomplished. Great views throughout.

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21 days ago

Good easy hike! Very populated, saw many other hikers

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22 days ago

This trail was pretty easy with a gradual uphill. It’s easy to lose the trail down at the top, as there are several social trails in that area. Gorgeous views, especially at sunset!!!

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22 days ago

Well marked trail. You quickly get to the summit but views aren’t anything special.

23 days ago

This trail is really short but a pretty steep climb in some spots. Alot of loose gravel and sediment on the trail. Don't wear slick bottom shoes or you will pay for it. I slipped several times. The views are amazing at the top of the waterfall. You have the option of breaking right at the split and hiking an additional 3 miles to the summit.

25 days ago

Quick hike with pretty views.

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28 days ago

Really fun trail! Overall it’s an easy trail, but it is a bit of an upward route and we had to carry our senior dog for a bit. Beautiful views. Don’t park on the road or you’ll get a ticket!!

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rocky
30 days ago

One of my favorite hikes, easy and beautiful view! Never gets old!

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30 days ago

We loved this trail. Great views all around. Incline most of the way up, so I would rate it more moderate compared to easy trails I have been on. Definitely recommend! Don’t park on the road—we saw a ton of people getting tickets written.

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rocky
1 month ago

First time going up Cutler and what amazing views. Parking was full by 725 am. Arrive early.

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Definitely recommend. There is a lot of dog poop at the beginning of the trail, as someone had mentioned, so watch your step.

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1 month ago

This is my favorite trail so far! My husband and I like to take portal hammocks and relax at the end of this trail! There’s lots of loose dog poop so watch your step!

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1 month ago

Popular trail lots of dogs. Good views.

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1 month ago

First trail we hiked since moving back to Colorado. Perfect for beginners and families. Easy trail with great views!

1 month ago

Nice and easy to get to. great views from the top.

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1 month ago

Beautiful views easy access

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1 month ago

Beautiful! Easy hike, great incline.

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1 month ago

Beautiful views, took us 1:15 up and back with 2 littles who walked and 2 adults. A lot of doggie mounds be on the look out.

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1 month ago

Slick ice patch at very beginning that people were slipping on, but then the rest of the trail was good

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1 month ago

Nice trail, but there is dog sh*t all over. Seriously if you bring your dog on a hike pick their sh*t up.

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2 months ago

An easier trail with a great payoff!

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