Explore the most popular hiking trails near Canon City with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

walking
9 days ago

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

hiking
20 days ago

Very easy, very scenic

walking
26 days ago

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

Very easy and very beautiful. Sounds of the river are lovely. Many places to stop and sit and take it all in. The tunnels make this trail very unique

hiking
1 month ago

Great short hike from an awesome campground! We had no idea it was there and were amazed by the temple at the end. Wading through the creek was fun, if not cold.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved the tunnels. Nice walk with pretty views.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great family hike. Very easy. The kids loved this trail!

hiking
1 month ago

100% worth the view

walking
1 month 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.

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

We loved this trail. The views are breathtaking. It wasn’t busy at all for a sunny Sunday afternoon. We brought our pups and hiked the canyon rim trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with amazing views, vegetation, and terrain.

walking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 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.

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!

trail running
2 months ago

Beautiful views. Easy rather than moderate.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful area and not very busy on a Saturday afternoon.

Some of the trail had tree cover, sunscreen optional.

If you look at the recordings, you will noticed there are multiple tracks for this area. My recording is for the "Overlook Loop", which was amazing.

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mountain biking
2 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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mountain biking
2 months ago

Riverwalk very well maintained and an amazing trail. Could not believe it was not busy on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.

Some of the trail had tree cover, sunscreen optional.

There is more parking at the end of the trail-head east-side part, and also in the middle area.

If you follow the exercise stations, the trail follows along the Arkansas river. The other trail goes through a wooded area.

AllTrails does not have a way to communicate with other outdoor enthusiast, I can be reached on Facebook Messenger if you have any questions about this trail.

trail running
3 months ago

awesome and interesting trails

hiking
3 months ago

First 30 min or so is very steep, so make sure to take a slower pace. Elevation gain is high throughout, so unless you are challenging yourself, give plenty of time (at least 5 hours?) to get to the end and come back. I started at 2 pm and it was already getting dark by the time I hiked for 1 hour and 40 minutes up, so I had to turn around and come back. Coming down took around 1 hour, but it was much more slippery downhill, and I slipped numerous times on my sneakers. Make sure to bring lots of water (half a gallon, at least), snacks and good shoes unless you want some sliding fun time.

great little trail with awesome views.

Easy hike and gorgeous views.

walking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

Took the trail to left. The hike was short, easy and no incline! The view was beautiful and very peaceful and I would recommend this hike to all skill levels.

Nice scenery and walk along the river.

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

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

walking
4 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
5 months ago

Nice easy trail , good for early morning.

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