Explore the most popular rock climbing 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.

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.

Nice easy trail

Easy hike with a great reward.

Great quick loop!

Hot in summer. But beautiful

My first visit to Colorado Springs. I was impressed with the cleanliness of the trail and accessibility. Beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful views and easy.

hiking
3 months ago

Great views & quick hike. I’d actually call the terrain more Moderate than easy (some rocky parts where it’s not 100% clear which way the trail leads, but the area is small enough you couldn’t get lost). Perfect tacked on after a longer hike elsewhere in the park.

walking
3 months ago

Some great views, short and sweet.

Beautiful area. We went this past April and it snowed about 2-3” while there which made for some awesome pictures! Really like Garden of the Gods. Very peaceful place.

We enjoyed our hike of the outer trails. The trails are dirt any different elevations. Between the map we picked up at visitors Center and the signage never got lost. we ended with the main trail that is a cement path. You can go off onto other dirt paths and miss the crowds. It appears most people want to stay on the cement path and walk at their leisure.

One of my favorite places on my road trip to Colorado this year! So gorgeous and easy trails to relax but enjoy the outdoors. Warning it is very crowded!!! Fun places to boulder or even rock climb!

Overall a great place to hike; not too difficult and early in the morning it's not crowded. There are some people who don't keep their dogs on a leash and who don't pick up after them.

not really what i would consider a hike, but a nice pull off to a cool spot.

Easy peasy fun loop with rewarding views and awesome photo opportunities.

Great Hike, good variations of climbs,rocks, scenery. A hidden gem .

walking
4 months ago

Lots of people, but worth it because beautiful and unique rock formations. Make the trip if in the area. And it’s free.

Love this trail shaded and long uphill love it!

Gorgeous! And easy with kiddos.

A good short hike, very dog friendly! Went on a Friday afternoon and it was moderately trafficked with kids, dogs, and humans!

Short and sweet then off to the bar for lunch.

A good family trail. First trail with our 4 month old in a front facing carrier and he tolerated one hour of hiking.

Great rock formations and the view of pike’s peak is awesome with how the rock formations “frame” it. Easy.

I wish i could give it more stars because we love this place for walking our dogs. It’s nicer in the late winter/ early spring because it gets too crowded in the summer with not many places left to park. It’s also very scenic once you go past the immediate area around the entrance and the lake. The only reason I give it so little stars is because someone we know had their car windows smashed and everything stolen out of it when he was there for roughly an hour during daytime. There were plenty of people around who could have called the police about it or something, but nobody seemed to care at all as it wasn’t their car or stuff... Needless to say, we won’t be going there anytime soon.

Not crowded at all. Awesome views and an easy hike

Gave it a 3 only compared to some of the other great trails in the area. But it’s a pretty area with a lake and some waterfoul. It has some interesting rock formations and distant views of the Garden of the Gods. Great walk and not very steep.

I like to take my kiddo here for long walks.

And easy, touristy place to take out-of- town family. The formations always make for fun pictures

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