Saint Peter's Dome Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.2 miElevation gain337 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockyScramble
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Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

Directions from Colorado Springs: Begin at the intersection of Penrose Boulevard and Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard. Take Old Stage Road (FDR 368) 6.5 miles from there to Gold Camp Road (FDR 370). Travel 1 mile to the trailhead on the right (north) side of the road.

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Kathryn Watson
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Nice views. No snow 4/10. Unless you can climb a cliff and ropes about 12 feet the end will be tough with a pup.

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Trevor Craig
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Don’t take the ropes up unless you are extremely athletic. Follow the back side up for a slight scramble.

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Anya Javadi
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Lots of loose gravel. Didn’t have the upper body strength to make it all the way to the top up the ropes. Still a pretty view.

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Car Hardcastle
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Such a fun little hike and SO worth it! it is a rock climb up to the top, so wear actual hiking shoes with a good tread. gorgeous views and a fun climb!

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Johnny Perez
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Kearston Goble
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Hike for the view. Nice and short hike but worth the drive up for sure. Use the rope to assist you up the rock to get a better view.

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Nathan West
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great climb at the top. love it

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emilee waterbury
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Christine Bringes
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Ryan Jurek
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You do this hike for the breathtaking 360 degree view, not for the journey — short and sweet! Still one of my favorite little hikes in Colo Springs. Just be ready to scramble up rocks to get to the summit

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John Mester
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Stunning view with a little bit of everything and many layers. This peak sits in between several mountain ranges in every direction. The trail from the parking area turns into a rock scramble. Once summited, I hit the east-most cliff first and travelled west until the last rock formation in view. Use the ropes to assist and watch your head. If you’re strapped for time, you can cut through the forest on the way down and you will run into the road eventually.

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Classified Noneoffyourbusiness
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Such a good view

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Kayla Farris
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Jeffrey Guion
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GettingOutside4 The Peck's
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Eerily quiet along the trail. Short and sweet.

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Jonathon Wedlund
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I have been hiking this trail for about 5 years now, since I moved to Colorado Springs. The trail is not technically open, and is not officially marked, while there is signage at The Eagle's Nest parking area, the only marked trail is 621 (you'll see the sign as you approach the woods) which is a biking trail. do not go down 621, walk over to the boulder and downed tree to the left and follow the trail going along/up the hill side. I am certain the only thing that keeps the trail in tact is local traffic, it is not maintained by forest officials. Towards the end of the second switch back things get progressively washed out and hard to decipher at times, karens are built seldom to mark the real trail route, I recently marked the last 2 switchbacks myself as recent storms have caused some minor rockslides at turning points in the route. The dirt ends and becomes solid rock, you can see large bare rock faces reaching into the sky, you'll see a rope hanging from a ledge and this where you must go to complete the summit of St. Peter, if you feel lost, walk towards town when you reach the rock face, you can see the ledge and pathway from the boulders towards town. The ropes get cut down occasionally, I assume by local officials, but currently, as of summer 2020, there is two very sturdy and strong ropes attatched to railroad spikes deep in the rocks. After you get up there is a relatively steep scramble, assisted on one side by very sturdy and grippy rocks. The rest of the trail is self exploratory as it becomes a large rock outcropping with cliffs on all sides. There is a third rope, hidden in a crevass, to summit the larger side of the dome away from town, it's very tall, not for beginners. The outcropping facing town is the spot to go for most, and it is breathtakingly beautiful. I have gone here 8 times already this spring/summer, never gets old! If you live in Colorado Springs I highly suggest this hike, but avoid bringing kids, there is no "short fall" on this hike, you will be severely injured at the bottom, and you will certainly be killed falling near or at the top.

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Emily Finan
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This trail has not been maintained. It is difficult to find the trail head There are two downed trees across the tail towards the middle. Towards the peak, there has been several rock slides, so it is impossible to know where the trail is without the map. The top of the trail is full of loose stones and makes it pretty dangerous for little kiddos.

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Elliott Albin
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Amazing hike and super fun. Loved going down that rope section for the first time, very good hike if you wear good shoes.

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Courtney Kiggins
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Great short little hike with some fun scrambling towards the top! Seems like there’s two ways up—you use a blue rope (if you veer to the right) or you scramble up some boulders (if you veer left). Not sure if going left is an actual trail but we decided to do that over the rope and it was a lot of fun. You get amazing views for not a whole lot of work.

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Classified Noneoffyourbusiness
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Corrine Huthoefer Nelson
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Amazing trail with tons of options for exploring. Couldn’t make it to the true peak due to a high outcrop and pups that couldn’t just quite high enough, but we managed to find another peak at the same height. Spectacular views and some technical scrambling made this an awesome adventure.

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Leslie James
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Little patches of snow and slightly muddy. Trail isn’t too steep but nice drop off most of the way. Awesome views

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