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Saint Peter's Dome Trail

Pike National Forest

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 offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 337 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips

bird watching




wild flowers




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.

6 months ago

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.

10 months ago

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

11 months ago

Great climb and teriffic views from the top.

rock climbing
off trail
Mon Mar 11 2019

Tue Oct 23 2018

This trail had amazing views. It is undoubtedly worth the effort. That being said, once you get towards the steeper portion of the trail, it is hard to follow. Eventually you'll spot the blue rope. If you can't make it up the rope, there is a huge boulder slightly lower with great views. Also, the road to the trailhead is a long, bumpy dirt road. My front-wheel drive SUV made it up fine but sloooooowly.

Mon Oct 22 2018

Great trail - good rock climbing at the end

Mon Oct 08 2018

Great trail and amazing views! Went on a foggy Sunday and had the whole trail to myself!

Sat Oct 06 2018

Awesome views of Colorado Springs! I’ve hiked most of the trails around Cheyenne and this is the best view of the springs. Option to park at the top of Cheyenne canyon and walk or park along old stage road to extend the length of your hike. The rope is a little sketchy but it seems study for now. There’s a lot to climb once you get past the rope! I would highly recommend this hike

Fri Aug 17 2018

Great views!

Mon Jul 02 2018

Beautiful views of the Springs. Not the best for smaller children as the trail is narrow with sharp drop offs in some areas. Great on a hot day

Wed Dec 20 2017

Best bang for your buck in the Springs in terms of distance hiked and view/payoff achieved. I Love this hike!

Fri Sep 01 2017

Beautiful views great drive hike as far or close as you want

Sun Jul 09 2017

The drive up is very scenic. The view from the beginning of the trail is great, and towards end is even better. The trail is fairly easy to navigate. Unless you have some rock climbing experience you probably won't reach the top of the dome.

Mon Jun 26 2017

Incredible 360 degree views if you venture up the rope and all the way up the dome!

Sat Jun 17 2017

Actually wondering is this area before Old Stage is closed due to flooding several years ago? Or is Old Stage now open to Cripple Creek?

Sun Jun 04 2017

Super easy. Great views. Hidden hangout spot with fun graffiti. Not much parking. There were some characters hanging out on the lower trail being a bit loud and rowdy, but the higher we went, the less we could hear them. Short hike. 'Twas alright.

Sun Jun 04 2017

A really fun easy to find hike with incredible views of Colorado Springs, gold camp and old stage !

Thu May 11 2017

I loved it because it was short but had fun rocks to climb as well as beautiful views.

Mon May 08 2017

short .9 mile hike with breathtaking 360 Views super easy to get up & down I just stayed out there all night 5/7/17 watched the sun rise smoked a bunch of weed and enjoyed the whole night up there reached the summit close to 2 A.M. left at sunrise which was 6 A.M super chill with my Blanky and sweater I was warm all morning

Tue Apr 18 2017

As others have mentioned there is a rope that must be climbed up. It's at least a 10 foot ledge that you need to make it up. We tried getting up without it, and there aren't any real options. The rope was in decent condition (4/18/2017) when I went, and held the full weight of a 250lb person as well as a 380lb person. I would definitely stress test and inspect it first before going crazy with it. One member of our group did not want to go up the rope. We eventually found another trail that went to a "second" dome. This trail was STEEP and not well marked. The view from the second dome is pretty amazing and comparable to the real end, although the real dome blocks the view of the city.

Mon Mar 20 2017

Stunning views from the top(ish) I couldn't make it all the way up with my dog, and there are parts of the trail that aren't at all clear which way to go. But if you figure it out and make it up, totally worth the climb!

Fri Jan 20 2017

The view was incredible. It was a little sketchy going up the rope with the snow and ice but I had a great time.

Sun Sep 04 2016

I love this trail and this drive!! It's relatively easy for the typical Coloradan hiker but the views and tranquility are worth it. I was happy to find this trail and the dirt roads surrounding very moderately trafficked. I highly recommend this trail to those wanting to give visitors a taste of Colorado and transplants looking to get a taste for the Colorado lifestyle.

Mon Jul 04 2016

Great trail! Gets lost towards the end, but pathfinding isn't all that difficult. The view is absolutely out of this world. Don't miss out. I would bump the difficulty up to moderate, however, as the only way to complete the trail in it's entirety is via a short fixed rope up a 10 foot ledge, bringing up a brief Class 3 situation. The rest of the way to the top (not much further) is Class 2 and quite steep over large boulders. I wouldn't recommend bringing along small children or anyone who is infirm in any way.

Fri Jun 24 2016

Nice location at the middle of Cheyanne Mountain. Trail was not well marked especially at the end ascent towards the dome. Enjoyable morning and great way to stretch your legs.

Mon May 30 2016

Absolutely amazing. I'm a very experienced hiker and this is one of the best views I've gotten in Colorado Springs. once you get to the top, you are way above tree line and you have a full 360 view all around of all the peaks and the city. There IS a part you will come to where the only way up is to climb a rope. it's not very long, the rope is very stable but definitely not recommended if you don't have upper body strength. I will definitely be doing this hike again. a new favorite. would definitely recommend. the elevation climb gets a little rough and the trail is hard to follow in certain spots but the view at the top is so rewarding.

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