Red Mountain Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Manitou Springs, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
This is a relatively short trail with spectacular views on the way up as well as at the top. From the summit you can locate the Manitou Springs Incline, Pikes Peak, Cave of the Winds, the Cliff House, Kissing Camels in Garden of the Gods, and of course, Colorado Springs. Even though close in to civilization, it is easy to feel like you are worlds away from it while ascending.
As someone who is hiking for both entertainment and exercise, this is a perfect hike. It's a fairly steep incline once you get to the base of Red Mountain. It's tiring, but not the worst. The views are worth it.
Note, All Trails directs you to park at a trail head off Spring St. You're not allowed to park here anymore and will get towed. Parking along Ruxton is paid parking/for residents. I recommend using the free parking and Incline shuttle since the trail heads aren't too far apart.
great views. need microspikes during winter.
Great trail ❤ challenging and beautiful peaceful view. definitely a regular visit to this one ❤
Great mountain hike for beginners to higher elevation. Views of Pikes peak and manitou springs from the top.
Nice trail, scarcely used. Great alternative to crowded nearby trails.
Awesome View at the top!
Fun hike to see top of manitou springs