Tunnel Drive Trail

EASY 117 reviews

Tunnel Drive Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Canon City, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
521 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

river

views

wild flowers

rocky

no shade

5 days ago

Great easy hike but do it early or late in the day. There is no shade outside the tunnels and it is sunny and hot.

walking
14 days ago

Easy walk great scenery.

hiking
20 days ago

Pretty steep on the front end but man, once you get up there it really is super pretty and very worth it! My brothers, my mom, and I all did this trail and it was very pretty and serene!

walking
1 month ago

Very easy to access, with great scenery. The parking lot only accommodates a half dozen cars or so, and I imagine it gets pretty hot in the middle of the day during summer months as there is little shade. Saw a lot of birds, too. Worth it, would 100% do again.

1 month ago

Good trail. Only steep in the beginning and the trails good enough that you could take a jogging stroller.

1 month ago

nice, easy trail. we went in July at 7:30 in the morning and the mountain kept us shaded almost the entire time and the temps were cooler Waiting until later in the day makes for a very sunny, very hot hike as the sun bakes the rocks. as others have mentioned, there is a steep incline at the trailhead but flat and easy the rest of the way.

walking
4 months ago

Only about 2 tunnels at the beginning and the rest is flat but the views are great!

walking
4 months ago

Fun walk, tunnels are super cool, bring sunblock and lots of water.

hiking
5 months ago

Loved the tunnels. Nice walk with pretty views.

walking
5 months ago

Great walk with the kids (under 5). As others said steep incline at the beginning but flat after. Not busy - saw runners, bikers and a stroller.

5 months ago

Great trail. Straight walk. Go through a cool tunnel. Over looks the Gorge river the entire walk. Beautiful scenery. Full sun in the summer time

walking
6 months ago

Fun and easy in and out. Steep incline at the beginning, so keep that in mind.

hiking
6 months ago

Very good trail! A steep incline in the beginning is followed by flat terrain for the rest of the hike. The tunnels are really cool, and there are some good views along the way. I would definitely recommend this trail if you’re close to Cañon City.

6 months ago

It was so beautiful ! The beginning may be a tad steep for the elderly or the, not so active, folks.. but the flattens out and goes along the railroad track and river. Was a very easy, laid back hike. Bring water and stay hydrated on any trail!

mountain biking
6 months ago

Very well maintained trail, Saturday morning parking lot was half-full. You can tell there has been many rock-slides on the trail...be careful.

Most of the trail is uncovered, sunscreen recommended.

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walking
7 months ago

Tunnels give unusual sensation. Very easy but worth a walk for the tunnel and the scenery

8 months ago

Nice scenery and walk along the river.

An easy two miles up and another two back. beautiful views and cool tunnels!

8 months ago

Nice dog walking trail. Next time we will be taking the bikes. Great views of the river. Gravel road easy to navigate.

walking
8 months ago

Not technically a hike but really beautiful! The caves were awesome and the trail is nicely maintained, all gravel. If I lived nearby I’d walk it frequently!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice easy trail , good for early morning.

trail running
9 months ago

An easy out and back trail with some cool tunnels carved in the rock and some beautiful views of the Arkansas River.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy hike, great views,

hiking
11 months ago

Took this easy hike with my son and it def was a nice walk. The tunnels were cool and a bit scary with the very clear signs about cave ins.

walking
Friday, September 15, 2017

Nice trail. Views are amazing. Tunnels are really cool. Got to see a train, hooray!!

hiking
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

It's a pretty walk. It'll be much nicer once they connect tunnel drive to the Canyon rim Trail.

hiking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Easy trail with great views

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Love it!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Very nice easy hike, great for when mom comes to visit! Uphill at first but levels out soon enough. Would be great for running!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Beautifully scenic, very easy, trail along the Arkansas River on the edge of Canon City. Great for children, pets, and hikers of all skill levels. What impressed me most were 1) it is accessible for the disabled for its full 2-mile length - I passed a gentleman in a wheelchair who was being pushed by another man, in the company of several other jolly women and men - and 2) how well maintained it is. If you time your hike right (I started at noon), you can see the Royal Gorge Train meandering along the bank of the river - a treat for kids. Additionally, the Tunnel Drive Trail connects with the River Walk Trail, for those hikers who would like to do them both in tandem.

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