Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

Very easy to access, with great scenery. The parking lot only accommodates a half dozen cars or so, and I imagine it gets pretty hot in the middle of the day during summer months as there is little shade. Saw a lot of birds, too. Worth it, would 100% do again.

Good trail. Only steep in the beginning and the trails good enough that you could take a jogging stroller.

nice, easy trail. we went in July at 7:30 in the morning and the mountain kept us shaded almost the entire time and the temps were cooler Waiting until later in the day makes for a very sunny, very hot hike as the sun bakes the rocks. as others have mentioned, there is a steep incline at the trailhead but flat and easy the rest of the way.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it. Gorgeous views.

Easy; no shade.

Great view

trail running
1 month ago

Easy hike but rough to run the trails. Sunset run was a lot of fun, but it gets little boring. Glad I came, but don't think I'll be back.

walking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

Very easy, very scenic

walking
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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
4 months ago

Loved the tunnels. Nice walk with pretty views.

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

100% worth the view

walking
4 months 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.

Fun and scenic drive with nice views

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike with amazing views, vegetation, and terrain.

walking
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 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.

scenic driving
5 months ago

Quick drive to the top and you get great views

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
5 months ago

Beautiful views. Easy rather than moderate.

hiking
5 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
5 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
5 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.

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trail running
5 months ago

awesome and interesting trails

hiking
6 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.

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