Paul Intemann Nature Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Manitou Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 344 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers


1 month ago

This hike was sooooo good!!! I must say though it can get steep at times and may be considered moderate for some as the path gets very narrow towards the end! But it was amazing! We will be back!

washed out
1 month ago

Sun Mar 24 2019

Pretty views. I'd rate as moderate, not easy.

Tue Feb 26 2019

I couldn’t actually get to this trail because it’s all residential or paid parking. For a good couple of miles.

Mon Feb 18 2019

Intemann Trail (from Ruxton) through Red Rocks via Greenlee Trail

Tue Feb 05 2019

Intemann Trail/Manitou Downtown Loop: Access Intemann Trail on Pawnee or Ruxton. Great views of Garden of the Gods and Downtown Manitou Springs. Free Parking at Memorial Park if you are from out of town

Tue Jan 09 2018

Trail needs to be marked better. Easy to veer off

Sat Nov 18 2017

Thanks Paul Intemann!

Tue Nov 14 2017

Definitely not easy. Too many inclines. Several very steep. Beautiful walk though.

Sun Oct 22 2017

Great easy hike. We did a Haunted Hike to the Crystal Valley Cemetery with the UpaDowna adventure club.

Sun Aug 27 2017

Beautiful wild flowers and views.

Fri Aug 25 2017

Great Views!

Sat Aug 19 2017

Didn't actually get to hike the trail, as usual it was impossible to (even on a weekday) find paid parking on the street during the summer and no parking is allowed at the trailhead. I think it was right next to the Cog Railway so will have to try again either very early in the day or just wait for all of the tourists to leave during the summer season. UPDATE 11/4/17: Got to actually do this trail today. Parked in the free lot in Manitou off of Old Man's Trail and took the free shuttle to the Cog Railway/Incline stop. A quick easy trail with some slight inclines and nice views of Manitou Springs. We decided to take the neighborhood streets back to the parking lot which was a nice way to see some of the cute houses in Manitou. I would assume once the Incline trail opens up again it might be hard to find parking...

Wed Jun 28 2017

Easy, great views of Manitou, the Incline, Garden on the Gods, and Colorado Springs from the overlook at the top of the trail. Access to moderate trail to the summit of Red Mountain from this trail. Worth it.

Mon Nov 07 2016

Don't plan to hike here if you have to park. Nearest parking is $5 an hour.

Sun Aug 14 2016

Just getting back in shape. This was a good trail to get back in the routine. Trail starts after going through the Crystal Valley Cemetery. Beautiful scenery and great views.

Mon Jul 25 2016

Very pretty views!

Sun Jul 03 2016

Keep going past crystal park and you'll be rewarded with a beautiful view at the top of Iron Mountain! Amazing trail, didn't see any people past 2 miles. Very peaceful.

Thu May 19 2016

If you're looking for a quick hike while wanting some great views of Manitou Springs, Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods, this is perfect. Nothing too difficult and trail will put you back on Ruxton or Pawnee (which is less than 2 min from Main Street.)

Sun Apr 26 2015

I am actually reviewing the Red Mountain Trail which spurs off of the Intemann trail. There isn't any listing on here for Red Mountain unfortunately and I don't see a way to add it. From the Red Mountain trailhead it is about .8 mile to the summit. It is a fairly good climb with occasional reliefs. There are good opportunities for picking out local landmarks and taking photographs. It is mostly shaded. The last 100' or so is the steepest part of the hike. I would recommend reading up on the history of Red Mountain before taking the hike as it will add to the historical perspective. Many don't know that there used to be a funicular railway just like the Manitou Incline that was constructed in competition with it. Also check out the history of Emma Crawford and her relationship with the mountain. The hike took us about two hours, including lots of stops for photography, rests, and conversation. This is a good hike for those in moderate to good condition, who like to hike close in and still feel worlds away. And the view at the summit is very rewarding!

Mon May 19 2014

A nice Sunday afternoon hike, beautiful day. I took our pup Gilbert with me. Some very views of the Incline, surrounding mountains & Manitou Springs. Met some nice people on the trail. Got some good tips on other trails in the area. Took the Red Mountain trail. The people I've met here since our move in December have been so friendly - always a welcome to Colorado. Thanks and looking forward to our next hike.

Tue Apr 01 2014

Not a difficult trail and offers nice views. My boyfriend and I have hiked this trail many times in search of section 16, so if you're in the area and you want a more difficult hike with rewarding views (to an overlook), hop on section 16 - it's worth it!

Sun Jul 21 2013

Great trail, beautiful area , was trying to get to Palmer Trail but ran into the gated community and got turned back but the gate keeper told me about this trail. Thx !! It was a nice hike .

Mon Sep 24 2012

This is a fairly easy hike. I started out at about 2:45pm with a 50lb medium pack and jogged about 2 miles in and back (cross fit training). Beautiful scenery, nice hike to get out and kill a few hrs. Good trail to take kids and family. Not very crowded, easy to maneuver. A couple of spots were small children made need some assistance. Saw a couple other runners out on the trail, but easy to hike around.

Fri Mar 23 2012

I really enjoyed this hike, i was a warm sunny day & the trail is on an open fire road for the most part, so it felt good to just be in the sun. Thou in the summer i can see it being a bit hot so make shur to bring plenty of water if your hiking it in the warmer months. there are some nice views along the way of manitou springs & colorado springs, at the trail head there is a nice stream & a Mineral Spring.. there is also a few trails that cross so its worth taking a few times

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