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

Beautiful and dynamic sights.

trail running
1 day ago

Back part is very icey. You will fall unless you have proper foot gear. Some ice in the middle too. Still some good runnable areas. Pretty views. Decent climb.

This is a great place that is fun and great trails. We have even camped here before. Greet for taking the kids.

Very easy hike, be careful for bikers moving through, sometimes the turns make it hard to see until the last second. Great views and scenery.

13 days ago

Icy

walking
14 days ago

Nice sidewalk around a small lake with lots of birds. Nice playground area & swings. Great for pokemon go.

Very pretty rock formations. Flat walk/hike mostly on pavement.

Nice easy trails-great for a morning walk with the dog. Some trails go up a little and there’s great views of mountains and city.

Love this trail! It has the perfect balance of climbing and down hill running.

This trail was an awesome, snowy workout. I could potentially rate it a 5 after another visit, but with the sky dumping buckets of snow there was just no view, so I couldn’t get the whole picture. The snow sure made for its own beautiful spectacle, though, 6-8+ inches on the ground and snowing during the whole hike. We worked counterclockwise, and parts of the ascent were a bit slippery and tricky in the snow. The decent was very gradual and easy breezy, quite picturesque. We saw maybe 15 people during the 2 hours, 45 minutes it took us, which is unusual for this normally very popular spot. All in all, the views may have been nonexistent in the snowstorm, but it’s definitely worth it for a great workout and general good time.

If you are an avid hiker, this is not very exciting.

great hike but none of the trails are marked. If you want to stay on the trail you'll need to walk with your phone in your hand and this app open. Not my idea of a good hike

Driven this road once, and especially through the part in Nevada marveled at how many valleys and passes you go through and up and over, so many without a single sign of human civilization. Austin, Nevada is particularly interesting.

off road driving
1 month ago

Great trail, did this in a stock jl sport s with an average of ~3-6 inches of snow. Some parts were definitely a challenge but in dry conditions.

Trail is a good mix of fantastic view points, moderate challenges and fun trail driving weaving through trees.

Wouldn’t recommend full size trucks, may be a bit tough to navigate but not an issue for 4door Jeep sized vehicles.

This trail gave me a tour of complete garden of the gods area. The landscape is so beautiful I can't explain in words.. Must do for everyone. Loved it.

Beautiful trail, especially in the snow!

This looks easy to get to from the parking lot, but the trail isn't clear, as a lot of use trails spin off and head to the peak. I think we took one of the more difficult ones, and it was a bit of a bushwhack to get up there. Lots of kids up there though, so definitely not ridiculously hard. Did it on a whim after seeing the rock from the Trader Joe's parking lot on our way through town. Sunset was nice from the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike. You can take the scenic route which winds around the mountain, or take a more direct route if you just want to scramble to the top. I went on a day after a 5-inch snow; while the snow was mostly gone, the trail consisted of slick mud. Lots of slipping and sliding around and carried a couple of extra pounds of mud on my boots for the duration. A little shocking to round a switchback while ascending and suddenly there are multi-million dollar houses overlooking the trail. I'm sure it's a spectacular view for them; kind of ruins it for the rest of us. The payoff is getting to the top; you can stand on top of the tallest rock spire that you can see from the interstate. I went on a cool Wednesday afternoon and had the place to myself, but I noticed that the parking lot was small and I guess would only hold a dozen or so vehicles.

Over the years I have now driven at one time or another over 85% of this route. The most recent section was last week from Green River to Salina. Last year from Gunnison to Green River. I have also driven much of it in the last 5 years.

For beauty, challenge, trail head access I give it 5 stars. For speeding, inconsiderate and sometimes dangerous mountain bikers I give it a zero. Especially if you bring your dogs please watch for bikers.

There are a lot of smaller trails and it is easy to end up on them accidentally, but they all connect eventually. It’s nice if you just want to get outside and wander for a little bit!

trails are not marked at all. beautiful scenery at the top. there were quite a bit of cars in the parking lot when we got there & left and we noticed in two separate sections, broken glass from a car window...we're thinking people breaking into cars? wouldn't be surprised after my husbands tires were stolen off his car at a different place nearby. also a sign in parking lot says to secure valuables so...be careful what you have in your car.

Great moderate trail.

Beautiful hikes. Pretty easy hiking with great views!

Pretty easy hike, paved mostly so great for littles. Awesome rock formations to check out too!

Its somewhat scenic but there are lots of homeless campers along the trail.

This hike is gorgeous, one of my favourite to date. You see so much, it’s hard to describe it all. Overall, amazing.

walking
2 months ago

great relaxing paved trails. saw deer and rabbits. Some areas are off the paved bits and have stunning rock formations.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail in my opinion. It’s not smooth or well marked but if you pay attention, the trail is easy to follow. This trail definitely gets your heart rate up. Beautiful views. My GPS recorded 3.8 miles.

I brought my 4 year old and my dog on this hike. They loved it. We did cut it short at the mesa trail loop though. The views were breathtaking.

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