Ute Valley Park Loop Trail

MODERATE 284 reviews
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Ute Valley Park Loop Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
390 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

A nice walk with great views

hiking
muddy
9 days ago

great day for a hike today.! we enjoyed it..

hiking
14 days ago

Love this trail!

hiking
rocky
15 days ago

hiking
muddy
snow
17 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Great hike. I live nearby and still take some wrong turns. Nice scenery, shaded part of the way.

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
1 month ago

Great trail for the pup. Boots work as there is currently no packed snow or ice, yet. Few markings along the trail, but it is well worn most of the way, cell service throughout the park so you can use the app when you hit a few unlabeled trail connections. Area nearest Hewlett Packard had the best views of the Front Range and Pikes Peak.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! Easy hike! Possibility to go off main trail with no signs/markings and many social trails. Since I had it on record I could see when I edged off the trail. Great views. I went clockwise on the loop. Next time will do the hike in the evening going counterclockwise in attempt to catch a ‘sunset’ on the upper ridge coming back to parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

It was first time hiking in Garden of the Gods and this was the perfect trail. If you go early enough, we got there at 9, it wasn’t so bad. When we left at 11, it was super crowded. Next time, we’ll go even earlier.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Close to home and has about any type of trail you are looking for.

hiking
3 months ago

beautiful place to be! the trail is beautiful with plenty of things to see. BE AWARE: there are wildfire midigators working around the trail and in the forest. they are there M-F from 8 am to about 3:30 pm they do a good job keeping everyone in mind but just be aware if you are sondering they could probably use a heads up! currently they are over by HP.

3 months ago

A fun run and nice variety of trails for mountain biking/trail running of different skill levels.

5 months ago

Fun to run. I've heard that a mom bear and her cub is hanging out down over, be advised.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike with many trail options ranging in difficulty. Watch out for rattlesnakes!

hiking
6 months ago

Such a great hike in the middle of the city! A little hot in the open stretches so bring lots of water. Wonderful views, you forget you are in the middle of town.

hiking
6 months ago

Great for an easy evening run/hike, or nature walk with kids. Only downside- trails not marked well.

6 months ago

Amazing

7 months ago

This is a terrific trail system with many offshoots. Make sure to take any of them, you really can't get lost and it makes the run, hike or bike almost limitless. Worth the trip!

7 months ago

Nice that it’s so accessible, frustrating that trails are hard to follow - partly due to very poor signage and partly due to inherent difficulty with trails that pass over rocky outcropping. Tried this loop 5 times and actually stayed on the intended path twice.

hiking
8 months ago

Great scenic multi-trail. Conveniently located and surprisingly beautiful.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Short loops but tons of good terrain for mountain biking. Bent my rear derallier hanger on one of the rock formations but I still managed to have a great ride with some low gears that still worked. Had 8miles by the time I finished.

8 months ago

Find a natural water run-off and follow it up to the top of the ridge. All kinds of cool trails up there and amazing views. Saw rabbits and lizards. Watch for rattlesnakes as there are plenty of hiding spots for them. Watch your step!

9 months ago

Good running or biking trail.

hiking
10 months ago

Love this quick loop, if I can stay on trail. They make it a guessing game as to which trail you’re on.

Best to go early on a weekday morning when it’s way less busy and the mountain bikers aren’t out, cause they fly past you, and you spend half your time waiting for them to pass.

hiking
10 months ago

It's a really great open space park surrounded by neighborhoods, great for a casual hike if you live in the area and don't want to spend a lot of time getting somewhere.
Some trails are well marked, some are not, there are many "unofficial" trails crisscrossing everywhere, so it's easy to get off track. Very fun though, lots of cool rock formations and different trails to explore.

11 months ago

Fun. Parking is tight. Though one can park at two other trail heads.

11 months ago

fun hike.. beautiful scenery ,great hike with my dog!

hiking
Saturday, February 03, 2018

great walk with the dogs. They are now napping soundly

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Nice, but the trails need to be marked better.

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