Pulpit Rock Park Loop is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 557 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

running

views

wild flowers

rocky

A hidden gem in the downtown Colorado Springs area. The park is a network of many small trails, with the highlight being the climb to the Pulpit Rock ridge line. The top provides beautiful views of the Rockies. The climb is of moderate difficulty, with the perimeter trails being an easy walk.

hiking
no shade
2 hours ago

Decent trail with good views and no shade, so bring sunscreen and water. Definitely echo the sentiments that the trail is hard to follow at times, making me lose momentum along the way.

hiking
no shade
off trail
1 day ago

started raining at the top! so cool

hiking
no shade
scramble
4 days ago

Fantastic little workout hike and rock scramble with stunning rock formations. There are two tiny parking lots for it. We got the last spot on a Wednesday at 10am. We parked at the lot furtherest away. Lots of different trail systems not marked, but we hiked up the hill behind the pulpit rocks, along the ridge to the next set of rock formations and then back to the main view in the middle of Pulpit Rocks and then straight across to Pulpit Rocks, from the back if you were looking from the road and then down the left side and around the front back to the parking lot for 4.12 miles with 604 ft elevation gain per Endomondo Sportstracker.

hiking
no shade
4 days ago

Trails are difficult to follow once you make it to Pulpit Rock. Great trail for a moderate distance run/walk. No shade, but fine if it’s cool or if you want a tan.

hiking
6 days ago

Very confusing trails. Hard to follow and very easy to get off the path.

hiking
7 days ago

It’s great mini hiked. Rocks formation were beautiful.

hiking
8 days ago

Offers different trails. I just went to the top and enjoyed the view. It was relaxing and didn’t cross paths with anyone given it is Sunday and I started at 0610.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
10 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Had to keep the route up majority of the hike, easy to get off track

hiking
26 days ago

Lost the trail. Ended up getting 3 miles.

hiking
1 month ago

Rattlesnakes

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

In my opinion this was a hard trail! Still fun though! Easy to get lost and off trail! To many break off trails!

hiking
rocky
scramble
washed out
1 month ago

It’s a great trail but at times it felt like as if we didn’t know where we were going because some trails split off and we had to back track to get back to the correct trail and back on the loop. A bit confusing but we made back to the car safe and sound and had a good time!

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Good loop. Quiet except around pulpit rock. great views throughout.

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of people, but beautiful weather.

Trails nice and dry. Went early so not crazy busy. One thing I've noticed, and have more and more since the shutdown, is piles of dog crap and dog crap bags. If you want to take your dogs on the trail fine, but how about picking up after them? Is that too much to ask? And no, there's not a dog crap bag fairy who comes along and gathers the bag full of crap you left.

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

Steep trails. Easy to end up off trail. Very little shade. Beautiful views

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Highly recommend, trail has lots of good views and can be a great workout. You’ll get lots of sun so I recommend spraying some sunblock. Overall, one of my favorite trails on the east side.

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