Winding Stairs Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
#85 of 127 trails in

Winding Stairs Trail is a 10 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Woodland Park, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

10.0 miles
2778 feet
Out & Back



nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

trail running




wild flowers


off road driving
8 hours ago

Plenty of parking at TH. Tons of awesome views and multiple places to shoot if that's your thing. Took our 4 seat RZR and it was perfect for a leisurely family drive in a forest. Lots of places to camp as well. A few side trails that we DID not get to explore.

3 days ago

Excellent trail with spectacular views and a sweet oasis at the turn-around point. The trail head is a little confusing as the first few miles of the trail is route 323 off of Rampart Range Road. You will walk the dirt road and then turn left onto route 324 after about two miles. After another mile, leave the trail to the right down a Restoration Trail. The last half mile of the trail before landing at the Palmer Watershed is a killer descent. Take your time as it is easy to lose your footing on the loose gravel.

1 month ago

10 months ago

Trailhead not where shown on this map. Beautiful views, but very rough trail. Mostly loose granite gravel down a washed out trail. No other people on the trail today.