Scotsman Trail Loop is a 1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.0 miles Elevation Gain: 118 feet Route Type: Loop

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rocky

Connector from main loop trail to Siamese Twins trail in Garden of the Gods Sand rocky surface. Lots of horseback riding. Good hike to see lots of views.

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no shade
11 days ago

Nice, easy trail for a leisurely walk.

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muddy
2 months ago

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muddy
3 months ago

Went on 3/1/20 - a very easy, paved hike. Great way to see the Garden of the Gods and you have great views of the manitou incline and pikes peak. We made it a bit longer by adding a few additional trails but everything is heavily mapped out and easy to navigate. Muddy in some spots but could easily be done without hiking boots since the majority is paved.

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no shade
4 months ago

This easy one mile loop provides you with beautiful views of Garden of the Gods, Pike's Peak, the Manitou Incline and more. Enjoy!

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snow
5 months ago

Nice easy trail for dog walkers and general walkers. Some up hill walking and lots of other connecting trails. I recommend taking Palmer trail up to see some rock formations and a beautiful overlook of part of the city. Also has an amazing view of the Pikes Peak skyline.

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5 months ago

Quick and easy perfect for those with little ones

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6 months ago

Aloha inter webs, Clear day with pretty views on an easy walk. Per the usual in GotG it was a super busy day but i still enjoyed the hike. #letsgoforawalk

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7 months ago

Nice dirt trail, easy grade, mostly light gravel. Beautiful

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7 months ago

We did this trail to just stretch our legs and take in the views. Being from Ohio we don’t have these kind of views!

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7 months ago

Nice views

Low key hike. 45 min with a leisurely pace. Good views with a bit less foot traffic.

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11 months ago

Just to warn anyone wanting to take this trail. It is a horseback riding trail and there was so much poop on it. Otherwise it’s a very easy and short trail.

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11 months ago

Lots of horse poop

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11 months ago

Okay trail. Lots of horse poop to navigate around.

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rocky
11 months ago

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11 months ago

Followed horse butt most of the way but that was part of what made it entertaining.

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Sat Jun 01 2019

Good easy hike that connects to a lot of other trails . Some scrambling if you want to go trail in areas that are allowed. You hit pavement and people by kissing camels.

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Fri May 17 2019

Beautiful. Scenic. Easy hike.

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rocky
Mon May 13 2019

Thu Nov 08 2018

This is an easy loop and not even a little moderate. There are more interesting trails in the park. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a wonderful easy little loop, but there are other trails in the park that make it clear this one can’t be 5 stars.

Thu Sep 06 2018

Great trail with awesome views. Easy hike. However: Beware, there is lots of horse traffic on this trail. We got stuck behind a horseback tour & my dog spent our whole hike trying to eat horse poop! Plus, it stank. Not very pleasant.

Tue Sep 04 2018

So amazing! Trail was mild and easy to follow. Seeing pictures before we went I thought we would need to climb into some crazy spots for the views but that wasn’t the case at all!

Wed Aug 22 2018

The entire Garden of the Gods Park is 5 Stars. All the trails are easy and there are a few rocks to climb should you choose. Perfect way to spend half a day or so. Recommend getting to Balanced Rock early if you plan to take pictures.

Wed Aug 22 2018

Great views... many different trails near and around.

Sun Jul 01 2018

Excellent views.

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Tue Apr 17 2018

I hiked this trail a few days ago. it was very scenic and easier then I thought. A very good trail for beginners.

Tue Jan 09 2018

Easy

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Mon Dec 11 2017

Easy, scenic trail... look out for mountain bikers and horses.

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