Prospect Lake

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Prospect Lake is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.2 miles
32 feet

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly


trail running



city walk

3 days ago

As mentioned earlier, not a great area. Also, not really a hiking trail, just a paved loop around the lake, which does offer some nice views.

1 month ago

Nice easy walk. Not the best area, must be aware of surroundings. But there were a lot of kids and dogs and families. I also really appreciated the monuments and memorials, as well as the bell that chimes songs around noon.

3 months ago

This lake is in the middle of town. It's entirely flat, good for a stroll in the park. Usually pretty populated. There are plenty of geese, ducks, and other birds around most of the time.

6 months ago

good walk

6 months ago

Beautiful scenery. Not the best area of town.

9 months ago


10 months ago

It's unfortunate that this walk isn't in the best place but I always feel safe when my husband carries his gun

11 months ago

The area isn't the best. But if you are with someone and have some mace go for it!

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Not a very nature like hike and short. Would be good for an after work quick hike. Be aware of your surroundings not the best area.

Monday, May 15, 2017

A nicely maintained trail in the heart of the city.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

great lake and very beautiful camped there with my 4 year old son and it was awesome camp grounda are lame but that lake is so great

Monday, April 03, 2017

nice easy walk on a beautiful sunny day

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Good fishing in this spot from my kayak. But don't worry about the people smoking weed there. They just come there to enjoy the park like you did. So don't be judging peeps.....js. Omg....that dudes smoking a joint me might rob!!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

This is a nice place to have a easy walk, picnic, or playing with the kids at a playground. I would stay away from the west side and south side though. There are a lot of gang type people that smoke pot and listen to inappropriate music which is not good for children.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Nice park for what it is. Great for dog walks!!

Friday, October 07, 2016

perfect for jogging laps around some nice water

Monday, September 05, 2016

Very easy paved trail around the lake. very easy walk. only thing that is bothersome is the people smoking pot but the playground, and the loud music coming from cars parked. It's like a block party at times.

Friday, August 19, 2016

I love the lake, the views of Pike's Peak and Garden of the Gods in the distance. On a hot summer day it has a cool breeze and shady spots with a level surface all the way around. In past it must have been beautiful but seems neglected now with dead trees and bare dirt spots where used to be grass. Parking lots are riddled with potholes, so beware.

The wildlife is uplifting – a great blue heron, Canada geese, ducks, fish, and very friendly squirrels. The loop is actually 1.25 miles, so 4x around is a 5 mile workout.

Though parts of the park are cared for, there is an overall feeling of neglect, and an atmosphere of people hanging out with nowhere to go. Homeless people occasionally pass the night. And even in the early morning, some of the people using the park made me feel uncomfortable as a woman walking alone.

I'd recommend you go with a buddy.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

park is beautiful.
to much diferent cultures trying to take over the park wich make you feel uncomfortable.

trail running
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Did a 5K here for Veterans Day. Pretty park.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

I go there a lot and it's pretty cool for the balloon festival!

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

nice area to walk around and enjoy the area, a must do during the balloon festival!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Not really a "hiking trail" buts it's a quick warm up to get out of the house I guess.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

I've done this one a few times, with and without dogs. It's a nice concrete trail around the lake. You'll often see people fishing, and ducks in the lake (as well as seagulls). I've heard bad things about this part of town, and this park, but I've not had any bad experiences. Memorial Park is nice, and has some sculptures throughout the park. It's home to the COS balloonfest every year. The lake is on one end of the park....with a nice view of Pikes Peak and the surrounding range as you walk around the lake.

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