Pulpit Rock and Austin Bluffs Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews

Pulpit Rock and Austin Bluffs Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
521 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

rocky

scramble

hiking
22 days ago

Really nice place to hike right in the springs. There are lots of trails running throughout the open space and many cool rock formations to explore. Seems like it could be a tourist attraction but without the tourists. Iv lived in Colorado Springs for over 15 years and had been to pulpit rock but I didn’t know how much open space was available right in the same area. Lots of plants and wildlife. A small pond with fish and turtles. I saw a rattle snake right next to a trail the first time I visited and have seen several small snakes as well as lizards. I heard what sounded like a pack of coyotes howling. Saw a white tail deer fawn run out from behind a bush as I walked past. There is a lot to see and explore here.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice walk through Austin Bluffs with a little elevation gain near Pulpit Rock. Nice views. There are places where the trail is not clear, but cell reception was good the whole way.

hiking
9 months ago

Thursday, August 20, 2015

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Saturday, March 31, 2012