Temple Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Canon City, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
505 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

cave

river

views

no shade

historic site

Start at the last campsite at Temple Ridge picnic and camping area. Follow the sign for the Temple Trail. You'll begin with a fairly steep descent into the canyon. At the bottom of the canyon, turn right to follow Grape Creek. The fairly obvious trail will have you cross Grape Creek -- be careful, in high water you may have to wade across. Follow the trail into a side canyon, which will take you up some old rock steps and into a natural amphitheater. Legend has it, Native Americans used to hold ceremonies here.

1 month ago

Drive a high clearance vehicle to get to the trailhead. The road through the park is in very rough shape.

4 months ago

Definitely rewarding getting into the canyon! We had a rental car, and had to stop a mile+ from the actual trailhead (due to needing clearance/ road not being maintained) but once we found it, enjoyed the hike! Crossing through the creek wasn’t bad today, water ran just below my knee, and I’m about 5’4”. The ascent out of the canyon definitely kept the heart rate up, but went quickly. My Fitbit clocked in at 1.4 miles to the temple from the trail head. Happy hiking! :)

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7 months ago

Great short hike from an awesome campground! We had no idea it was there and were amazed by the temple at the end. Wading through the creek was fun, if not cold.

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