Waldo Canyon Loop Trail [CLOSED]

MODERATE 61 reviews
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Waldo Canyon Loop Trail [CLOSED] is a 6.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cascade, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,243 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

camping

hiking

horseback riding

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

snow

closed

no dogs

Waldo Canyon Loop Trail is a 7 mile loop trail located about 5 miles west of Manitou Springs, Colorado, with a trailhead and large paved parking lot. Waldo Canyon Loop trail is a scenic trail. The first part is a single track trail for about 1.75 miles, then it begins about a 3.7 mile loop with some great views of Pikes Peak. It is not too challenging for children.

2 months ago

This trail is closed and there is no plans to reopen it. Please be respectful of this. The neighborhood does not like people parking there and putting themselves in danger.

Also this area is finally becoming restored with plant life. Walking through it only promotes more damage until it has a chance to fully heal.

IF YOU DO GO- be aware that there is a ton of loose rock and various sharp pieces of metal sticking out of the ground. Not a place for dogs or absent minded people. DO NOT go after a rain storm or snow melt. It’s incredibly dry despite the creek running through it and not many places to climb to safety should a flood occur.

Truly a sacred place that should be respected as such.

If you want a view, visit Cave of the Winds or drive along Rampart Range Road in Garden if the Gods

hiking
3 months ago

Does anyone have any idea when this trail will reopen....used to be a favorite...

trail running
7 months ago

I miss the trail...

hiking
10 months ago

Love this trail, hopefully will reopen soon

hiking
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

10 years ago this trail ws beautiful. I hope it becomes that way again with the fire.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Closed due to fire

trail running
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Great route, used to run this weekly years ago (or hiked) the fire closed it off, but worth it to see any of the trail.

hiking
Wednesday, December 02, 2015

I did work on this trail this summer. It's a beautiful hike! Hope it re-opens soon.

camping
Saturday, August 01, 2015

I love this trail! I can't wait for it to reopen. It's been closed way too long, now.

hiking
Saturday, July 25, 2015

I used to love this trail. So bummed it is closed!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

One of my favorites before the fire.

hiking
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Closed due to the fire two years ago, but an okay hike. The first 1/2 mile is a decent work out.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Was lucky enough to do this before the fire. A wonderful walk with some nice views. Hope it reopens soon.

hiking
Monday, March 10, 2014

Too bad it burned down. Was a nice trail close to home.

hiking
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hiked Waldo Canyon the weekend before the forest fire started. In fact, my current profile picture was taken the winter before. I hope they open it back up someday.

hiking
Saturday, December 21, 2013

Came here 2 years back. Great trail bummed that the canyon fire came. It's beautiful

hiking
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Awesome trail and was fortunate to hike it two years in 2011 before the fire. One of my favorites and has a great variety of terrain.

hiking
Monday, January 14, 2013

Great trail! I hope the area grows back quickly; it was a beautiful place to escape for a while

hiking
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

PLEASE NOTE: The trail is CLOSED due to the horrific Waldo Canyon fire during the summer of 2012.

hiking
Monday, September 17, 2012

It breaks my heart to drive past the parking lot these days. I have done this trail numerous times over the years and my dog and I were fortunate enough to have done it a couple times this spring. It will be a long recovery for this area, but looking forward to the re-growth. Has always been a favorite of mine.

hiking
Sunday, September 02, 2012

Great. Trail. Steep in certain spots. Great scenic areas all around kids enjoyed. It

hiking
Saturday, July 28, 2012

:..(

hiking
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Due to the recent Waldo Canyon Fire, this trail is closed. Hopefully the citizens of the Springs will have the opportunity to rebuild it soon. It was a great hike.

hiking
Saturday, June 30, 2012

sad to say this is burned, but it was a nice challenging trail. I look forward to doing it again as it grows back. I have before and after pictures on facebook.

hiking
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Great hike but washed out in areas from all the rain.

hiking
Thursday, June 14, 2012

nice

hiking
Monday, June 11, 2012

Beautiful hike! Try to get there around dawn so you can see the sun rise over the canyon. It is spectacular!

trail running
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

One of my favorites to hike, especially on Fridays! Very well maintained and worth your time, parking can be a bit congested, but get there early and you will enjoy!!

hiking
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Skinny trail but worth the drive.

hiking
Sunday, May 06, 2012

Lived in the springs for 3 years loved to hike Waldo for the views and exercise. Take water and snacks you will need to rest a bit. It is easy until the switchbacks and rocky parts Great veiws and sometime a rasberry bush, too. Going back in August this year getting old and lazy may not make the 7 miles.

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