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Ute Valley Park Loop Trail

MODERATE 493 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

bird watching

running

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no shade

Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well.

The actual trail didn’t exactly match the route shown in AllTrails, but was close enough to still follow the map. Lots of unmarked side trails make it easy to get off course. Lightly travelled for a 2:00 afternoon hike on a Wednesday. Peaceful and natural though you are always aware that you are in Colorado Springs and not in the mountains.

hiking
rocky
3 days ago

hiking
no shade
6 days ago

Not bad. I would say easy to moderate. Took me about 1.5 hrs to complete. No markings so I was glued to this app more than I wanted to be.

hiking
no shade
11 days ago

running
washed out
12 days ago

Took the inside loop back. A few washed out areas. Maybe saw 10 ppl on the trail. And sorry not sorry - called out some guy who didn’t pick up after his dog.

hiking
no shade
off trail
washed out
17 days ago

Really cool trail close to town. Just minimal amounts of shade, and the trail was horribly marked. Make sure you have enough water and daylight before you head out on this one. We got lost several times.

hiking
17 days ago

wonderful hike with various terrian.

hiking
27 days ago

Love this hike. You can do short or long loops within the park. Dog friendly

hiking
1 month ago

good hike with trails for hiking and some better for trail running or mountain biking

hiking
muddy
no shade
1 month ago

Enjoyed the trails along the bottom of the valley - these are more interesting and scenic than the "rim" trails highlighted in red on the standard map. The SW corner of the highlighted trail - it is easy to miss the recommended corner, turn as the southern most recommended segment is not the most established trail. This section is however very beautiful and worth finding.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail...something new for us seniors but this is a new experience for a recently, retired couple....this is our second experience walking/hiking....we are excited about trying other trails...nice scenery!....if you’re looking for a good workout.....this is the trail!

mountain biking
rocky
1 month ago

I rode much more than just trail and I don’t think I stayed on this trail start to finish. It’s easy to get lost and end up on some gnarly trail but if you’re a good rider this place can be fun! Was worth an afternoon.

running
no shade
washed out
1 month ago

Went CC around the loop. Tried to jog it with the dog (parson russell). She made it about 1.5 jogging, 2 on a trot, then walked the rest. Notice the off-trail loop at 2.? Trail is washed out - followed the bike switchbacks to a junction. Last little climb to the top of the ridge is for real, but great views over the city.

hiking
1 month ago

Ended up veering off trail a few times. Not well mapped. But overall beautiful park.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trails with lots of options and some variety in terrain along the way. The trails could be better marked.

hiking
off trail
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

awesome hike! as always!

hiking
2 months ago

Overall great trail! If hiking, be mindful of mountain bikers. Can be everything from easy stroll to good work out with elevation.

hiking
2 months ago

I would give this Trail 4 stars if it were clearly marked and mapped to All Trails. While we intended to do the 3.4 miles loop, we ended up walking 4 miles doing half the loop because none of the coordinates corresponded. It was very pretty and pleasant, but for first timers especially, a bit frustrating. Not sure whether this is the fault of the park or the data in All Trails. Would like to know if others experience the same kind of disconnects consistently using this app.

hiking
no shade
rocky
2 months ago

Very little shade for most of the day. nice hike with rolling hills and no major climbing. Lots of bikers, fewer hikers. Very nice hike. Saw deer and rabbits. I did 3 miles in about 1.5h

hiking
3 months ago

While the trail is beautiful, it is not well marked and can easily get off trail. We got “lost” a couple of times. I would recommend going in the morning as there isn’t much shade.

hiking
3 months ago

not clearly marked, not much shade

hiking
3 months ago

beautiful trail

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Great variety on this trail. Some sections were closed recently and permanently. Also, if you're on foot, avoid the bike-only trail sections.

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