Explore the most popular mountain biking 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
3 days ago

Very beautiful scenery. All the going up was well worth the amazing and breathtaking views

Love the trails here. None are very challenging. There are many many trails to choose from, you can walk right among the rocks, out in the open flat grassy area, or under the tall trees near the stream. The rock formations are large and impressive and from several trails you can see a beautiful view of Garden of the Gods. Dogs are allowed and there is a new, large, and fully fenced off lease dog trail. There is also a very nice area dedicated to mountain biking trail practice. It has several obsticles and ever a teeter totter you can ride over. In the morning the trails are frequented by horseback riders and rock climbers. The only real drawback is that due to its being so easily accessible as it is right in town, Red Rock Open Space is usually very busy. However, the further you get from the parking lot and especially as you get on the back trails by the stream you see fewer and fewer people.

Loved this trail. Me, two kids and a dog took us about 4 hours with a break at the top. Note: the cover photo for this looks like Helen Hunt Falls, NOT St. Mary's
We will definitely do this trail again.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful and peaceful! A Steller’s Jay flew branch to branch just ahead of me on a significant portion of my return hike.

Great hike with kids.

Great trail. Steep in the beginning but levels out for a nice, moderate hike

hiking
7 days ago

Very nice hike, it is a little longer than stated, but lots to see and many places to sit, rest, and take in the views.

A little more traffic than I originally expected on this trail but it was beautiful and the hike wasn’t too strenuous

hiking
8 days ago

Great hike to get your blood pumping. Beautiful views.

on Rock Island Trail

walking
8 days ago

Easy. Just a simple trail- not much to see but easy for a quick walk or a longer stroll. Great for everyday!

hiking
12 days ago

Too much loose gravel in some parts for my liking, but the views were great and the foot traffic light (didn't encounter any bicycles). It's 3 miles from the middle trailhead to the end at the upper trailhead. I ended up taking the road back down, which worked on a weekday but which I would not recommend on the weekend when the park is busier.

trail running
12 days ago

It’s a good run uphill. Coming down was a blast!

off road driving
13 days ago

I ran the trail yesterday afternoon, quite fun!

The 311A sunken treasure is still there, looks like it's been gone over with a bat. I got around it on the ice, which is starting to melt but is still thick enough for my Rubicon to make it over. Just hug the outside corner or else your tire will get stuck in the foot-wide crack.

I ended up going counter-clockwise on the loop because I was watching my Jeep GPS instead of the All-Trails map, and missed the first turn. No matter, though, running up that 311A hill was fun!

Most of the mud puddles have dried up.

So hard to figure out what trails are the outer loop. Went to trail run and instead of stopping and pulling out my phone every time there was a fork just kind of winged it. Only ended up with 5.5 Miles though.

Great hike. Watch out for really inconsiderate dirt bike riders. Mountain bikers were all really friendly/considerate.

hiking
14 days ago

Actually there are two dirty roads with metal gates, so you should start the plain one, not the one that goes up. I did wrong and ended up with 5.5 miles but it worth the efforts since the unplanned part of the trail was empty and picturesque with great views. Still confusing signage, some native person helped us tremendously to end up with this 622 trail.

Not the best hike in the area. The first 2 miles are on a gravel road. It’s only on the last section before the peak that you’re on a narrow trail. However, the area is beautiful and the view at the top is incredible.

hiking
14 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 at times but I used the app as our trail map. My kids loved it and we will back!

hiking
14 days ago

Nice hike to take family on. Moderate hike- uphill most of the way. Parking lot was full when I first arrived, so had to wait a bit till someone left.

Awesome trail and great scenery

Trail was in good shape. Pretty steep incline. 3.1 miles up to the falls. The falls were only frozen at the very top.

Perfect weather, beautiful hike, a bit more challenging than Seven Bridges. Lots of dogs - rarely on leash but generally well behaved, wish more people picked up after them though. Place to sit & enjoy the Falls at the top. Not a traditional waterfall - look at pics so you aren’t disappointed!

I forgot how much I disliked this hike until we did it again today (May 5). Starting at the Starsmore Discovery Center the first mile is easy and goes through a slightly wooded area. You cross the road at the mid Columbine Trail and from that point the trail climbs relentlessly for close to two miles, over dense, loose gravel, with very little cover from the sun and lots of switchbacks. Not fun! For us it was 3.67 miles from the trail head to the parking lot at Helen Hunt Falls. We took the road back. 6.53 total.

Great trail. Moderate to difficult. Up all the way to the 7th bridge and down all the way back. Can be difficult to find so read the reviews and it tells you how to get there. Go to the top parking lot and at the far end is a dirt road with a metal gate across. Go through that and about .7 miles up on the right will be a curve that the actual trail starts. Look for a sign hat says 622. When you get to a sign on he right that says North Cheyenne creek (brown metal sign with the words punches out) the. You are about 50 feet from the trailhead

best wonderful ☺ close to my home

hiking
19 days ago

Trail was pretty nice. The first part of the trail about a mile or so is pretty easy. It’s wide open and you’ll see a lot of hikers both casual hardcore and you’ll also see a bunch of kids with Bluetooth speakers looking to find a shady place to hang out. But as you continue up the trail the people start to vanish and it’s an upward hike to the falls. If you want after the falls there’s a break away path to be summit of mount rosa 11k feet of elevation. This trail also has a lot of other intertwining trails. I’d recommend this for those who want to get their feet wet in Colorado hiking.

3/10. It was a good hike. Very steady uphill on the way up to the falls. Will have you breathing a little heavier. Falls were frozen but still pretty. Will definitely come back in summer.

Good running or biking trail.

hiking
21 days ago

Liked this hike still a lot of dogs with no leashes

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