The Chutes Trail

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The Chutes Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
780 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
26 days ago

This is a reverse style trail. You drive up the mountain a bit to park at the trail head, then hike your way down and back up. You have to watch out for bikers.

hiking
3 months ago

We took the downhill section of the Chutes after tackling Columbine and a few others. Very nice trail section.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Great downhill section. The last 1/3rd of the loop is shut down, but there’s an alternate route that is a little longer.

hiking
6 months ago

Be ready for downhill mountain bikers...they'll be coming in hot. But that's honestly not a big deal. You just HAVE to pay attention. Besides that, the hike is great! Plus, once you get to up to Gold Camp, you can continue on to other hikes down the road if you'd like.

7 months ago

It was a very confusing trail......and very little visibility from the bike riders along this trail. Be cautious

mountain biking
10 months ago

Very awesome it was so fun but short and very easy after that I wanted more harder that I expect or long but it was worth it fun for my first time.

hiking
10 months ago

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

nice fun fast downhill.....good for all levels

hiking
Sunday, November 27, 2016

Great trail for kids. Lots of bikers so be alert.

hiking
Monday, March 21, 2016

Great trail and random open spots to stop and play some catch with my four legged friend

hiking
Sunday, January 10, 2016

The trailhead can be difficult to locate, as the sign is very small. This is an easy trail and goes up to a small reservoir that is dog friendly, which is mainly why I go. There is very little shade and can be very hot in summer.

mountain biking
Sunday, May 24, 2015

cool

mountain biking
Friday, June 06, 2014

Amazing ride down but the ride up is insane. One of the best trials around for mountain biking for all levels.

mountain biking
Monday, May 27, 2013

Badass trail. Climb up and it gives one of the best workouts, great sustained climb. then when you get to the top and turn and burn, the speed at which you rip it is completely limited by the rider. Nicely banked curves with mixed flowing jumps. I suggest starting at the bottom of the chutes and ride all the way up to the Captain Jack trailhead and then bring it back to the truck, round trip is somewhere in the neighborhood of 10.5 miles.

hiking
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

This one is fast. Make sure you start on gold came rd. otherwise you'll have to walk a long way uphill. Lots if fun though! Make sure your brakes work. :)

mountain biking
Sunday, March 04, 2012

This trail is a blast to go down - super fast and smooth. It takes about 2 minutes to go down the mile and a half or so of "chutes" to get down to the reservoir.

mountain biking
Friday, November 11, 2011

Its great you can go slow or fast, any skill level can ride this. Watch out if your flying down there are two random trees in the middle of the trail

mountain biking
Friday, June 10, 2011

I love this trail. It's a prefect trail if you're looking for some nice easy single track trails. I can handle this thing at full speed on a hard tail, no problem. So it isn't too challenging. The trail is super flowy, with bermed corners. This is the kind of trail you can just bomb it down, railing every turn. Lots of fun, very little challenge on a bike, if you have a decent idea how to handle the bike. I can handle this thing at full speed on a hard tail, no problem. So it isn't too challenging.

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