Explore the most popular lake 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.

hiking
18 days ago

Nice walk through Austin Bluffs with a little elevation gain near Pulpit Rock. Nice views. There are places where the trail is not clear, but cell reception was good the whole way.

A bit confusing, but fun none the less. I took my dog running on this trail and had a great time. Beautiful views of the city and Pikes Peak halfway through.

This lake is in the middle of town. It's entirely flat, good for a stroll in the park. Usually pretty populated. There are plenty of geese, ducks, and other birds around most of the time.

Decent hike while it was well-marked. It’s very easy to get off track toward the end, and you’re better off following one of the better marked trails. Some elevation here and there makes it a fun trail, though!

I recomen keeping your dogs and maybe even your kids on a leash. There are alot of bikers in the afternoon and they wont slow down for anyone.

Beautiful view, great ride.

If this is moderate, then I need to go back to easy. There was a lot of ascending and descending over rocks and tree trunks, and 300 foot descent and ascent overall. In a few parts, it was very difficult to tell where the trail was supposed to be. I cut off a big part of it and only did about 1.6 miles. It was lovely, though.

hiking
2 months ago

We took the downhill section of the Chutes after tackling Columbine and a few others. Very nice trail section.

A very nice area to hike in the middle town a in back of UCCS. Lots of side trails can take you in unexpected directions. Still, pretty and you can’t get forever lost. Beware that the entry point on this map is not quite right. The entry path is at a bump out circle on the Main Street, Rockhurst. The point indicated on the map has been closed.

Very good trail, a little elevation gain going on but it’s nothing too bad. It is rocky though.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Great downhill section. The last 1/3rd of the loop is shut down, but there’s an alternate route that is a little longer.

walking
4 months ago

good walk

4 months ago

Beautiful scenery. Not the best area of town.

hiking
5 months ago

Be ready for downhill mountain bikers...they'll be coming in hot. But that's honestly not a big deal. You just HAVE to pay attention. Besides that, the hike is great! Plus, once you get to up to Gold Camp, you can continue on to other hikes down the road if you'd like.

6 months ago

It was a very confusing trail......and very little visibility from the bike riders along this trail. Be cautious

7 months ago

Uneventful

It's unfortunate that this walk isn't in the best place but I always feel safe when my husband carries his gun

The area isn't the best. But if you are with someone and have some mace go for it!

Not a very nature like hike and short. Would be good for an after work quick hike. Be aware of your surroundings not the best area.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Very awesome it was so fun but short and very easy after that I wanted more harder that I expect or long but it was worth it fun for my first time.

hiking
10 months ago

Pretty open spaces nice wide main trails. Great for a decent hike with dogs

Easy trail with pretty red rocks and views of garden of the gods. Great wide trail too with plenty of room for dogs

Monday, May 15, 2017

A nicely maintained trail in the heart of the city.

This easy, short hike was absolutely beautiful! We saw two different groups of Mule Deer while walking and where blown away by the views. You can even see the Garden of the Gods from certain vantage points!

camping
Sunday, April 16, 2017

great lake and very beautiful camped there with my 4 year old son and it was awesome camp grounda are lame but that lake is so great

walking
Monday, April 03, 2017

nice easy walk on a beautiful sunny day

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