Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

My favorite hike in North Cheyenne! The view at the top is absolutely stunning and worth the steep climb near the top. Did it today and it's a little icy at spots but definitely doable without yaktraxs/spikes. Highly recommend this hike :)

The rating for this trail is accurate, there are a few spots where it is a little more difficult when there is ice and snow. The views at the top are pretty awesome, you can see the city on the east side of the summit and the mountains on the west side. Parking is good, about 10-12 spots. I know it states dogs need to be leashed but when I did the trail I passed about 10 different hikers with dogs running free.

Lovely views! Came midday and only ran into a few other single hikers. The snow is mostly melted. There are snowy spots but it’s mostly packed down. I wore normal hiking boots and had no problem, didn’t need yaktrax or spikes. A little icier coming down especially at the top, but with careful feet you’ll be fine. As long as it doesn’t snow again, you could do it in tennies with good grip or trail running shoes... both groups I ran into only wore these.

Stunning view from the top, especially with the snow and Christmas lights around the city. Trail was lightly covered in snow, definitely icy in spots from being packed down. Spikes not necessary, yaktrax may have been a little helpful in the icier areas, but also not a necessity. Left the trailhead at 4:30pm, jogged (slowly) about half of the trail back down and got to the car by 5:15 just as it got dark enough for a headlamp. Short and sweet!

hiking
13 days ago

Definitely hard finding the trail head. But what was a great hike even with the snow and ice.

Nice red sandstone formations. Easy paved road.

Trail extremely icy. Snow melt and refreeze creating an ice crust.

I’ve been trying to find this stinking trail head for months and was so excited to finally hike it!!! Probably not the smartest in late November seeing as it was a ton of ice and we slid the whole way. I will come back to it in the spring but this time of year I don’t recommend for kids or older people or anyone who doesnt mind falling a lot. So exciting to find all 7 bridges though.

mountain biking
17 days ago

Close to home and has about any type of trail you are looking for.

loved it.... easy. great views

This is an easy trail with a big and beautiful payoff! So worth the short hike. The views are breathtaking! Just watch out for of the ground is covered in ice in the winter.

Just amazing! This trail kicked my tail, if it’s during the snow months bring micro spikes. There was a lot of ice making for an adventurous trip back down. The views and scenery breathtaking.

walking
21 days ago

A grand few hours with my three year old lad. Pretty skippy at the bottom and we took our time coming down but we made it up and back safe and sound. Some lovely views and we only saw about eight other folks the whole time so it was perfect.

Access is closed.

hiking
22 days ago

Great winter hike on a snow covered trail. Unfortunately, we did not get to enjoy the views at the top as it was very cloudy. A long-tailed weasel crossed our path with a vole in its mouth and we also saw a woodpecker. There were also several dogs not on leashes as well as bagged (and unbagged) dog poop littering the trail.

Loved it!!!

Loved it!!

Easy trail. Lots of pines. Not much else.

Pretty trail through pine forest.

hiking
27 days ago

First hike on a Cheyenne Mountain trail, heavy snow and white out. Ice under the snow in areas . I needed teeth on my boots, the gear I had was to wimpy. Steep in areas, challenging for a short legged person to do. Nice workout. Even with the weather we ran into four other groups. We opted for this trail because the road was too slick for us to go any further up the mountain. They closed the road as we were leaving.

Great little trail to run laps on. Not incredibly well marked, but a hell of a lot better than other trails in this park!

hiking
1 month ago

Some pretty underwhelming bridges. I will say the middle of Cheyene Canon was very nice though. It was super windy, very quiet and peaceful, may as well just hang out around the center and views from the side and skip the bridges.

trail running
1 month ago

First time on this trail this afternoon. Nice trail, a few mildly interesting spots and a bit of a view right before the falls. Even without any mind blowing highlights, there is pretty complete immersion in nature. Was a bit icy in spots... I didn’t have any traction devices and my dog and I were just fine, but bring some kind of spikes if you aren’t comfortable on ice. There are still plenty of decent foot placements that aren’t solid ice if your eyes are open, but I’m sure many would appreciate spikes. I’m wondering how this’ll be in late winter/spring though... yikes!

Some mention they recorded the trail as longer than 6.3 miles, but my gps recorded it at 6.2 miles, 1440 ft of ascent, and it didn’t feel any longer than that to me.

This is an easy loop and not even a little moderate. There are more interesting trails in the park. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a wonderful easy little loop, but there are other trails in the park that make it clear this one can’t be 5 stars.

beautiful place to be! the trail is beautiful with plenty of things to see. BE AWARE: there are wildfire midigators working around the trail and in the forest. they are there M-F from 8 am to about 3:30 pm they do a good job keeping everyone in mind but just be aware if you are sondering they could probably use a heads up! currently they are over by HP.

This place is over rated. We went to this lake and found dead fish scattered all around the lake. The smell wasn’t nice and it was dirty.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful view of the mountains. Hidden creek and beautiful aspen trees.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail!

1 month ago

Hiked this 2 weeks ago, it was great. The fall leaves were all gone. I did have to use my GPS to navigate.

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