Pancake Rocks is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cripple Creek, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,673 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

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23 days ago

Great hike- about 1.25 hours to get to the top and about 1 hour to descend! Pretty much elevation from the trailhead to about .5 miles from the top. Elevation is gradual most all the way with minimal “steps” which usually denotes steep climbing. Very beautiful vistas from the top- mostly the Sangre De Cristo Range- all white-capped this time of year! Of course, the beautiful rock formations at the top are unusual and really do look like stacks of pancakes. Great moderate hike in length, difficulty, and cost/risk benefit! Would love to do this one in September as the Aspens are turning.

1 month ago

Such a beautiful place and much more than just the pancake rocks. I recommend taking the Falls trail on your way back down; it's just a minor detour but so beautiful and serene. I've attached photos.

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1 month ago

Just right hike with a stunning ending. The rocks are vast and lots of photo options. Some scree going down - we saw kids fall, but otherwise the perfect fall hike!

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Aspens are turning

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2 months ago

My husband and I enjoyed the hike last year, and went again this year with our 7 month old. Plan to look at the weather forecast before heading out, typically starting before 11 is better, to beat thunderstorms that may role in later. It does get chilly going up in elevation so wear layers, for you and any little guys going up. We always come across a variety of hiking groups for birding, small families with kids, families with dogs, couples, and solo hikers usually with a dog. Enjoy!!

2 months ago

Start early. Be careful of the afternoon storms. This is a great hike!

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5 months ago

It's 4.3 miles from the road. all up hill but beautiful view at the top. 9.21 miles round trip tho go early.

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9 months ago

Approach trail is uneventful, but cool rock formations and beautiful views at the end. No spikes or snowshoes needed as of Feb 2 -- there were about 2 inches of snow but it was packed down pretty good.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Well balanced hike with beautiful views!

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The trail moves through Spruce and Fir forest and into Aspen groves as you get higher. At the end of the trail you are met with great views and spectacular rock formations. Trail 360 on YouTube

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recorded Track - Sep 18 04:18 PM

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recorded Pancake Rocks

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