Explore the most popular walking 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.

loved this place until it got trashy.

Alot of places to hike, really easy, but always bring water.

Lovely trail with nice views of Colorado Springs on the way up.. a little slippery in a few spots but otherwise the trail is in good condition. (My Garmin measured the elevation at 8998 at the top of the falls)

Awesome trail. We started at lot one and took the steep incline first. I would gladly do that again. Our tracker said 6 miles from car to car which was fine. Breathtaking views through the whole thing. Can’t wait to do this one again! It just became my favorite local trail.

Nice hike!

Gorgeous! Easy walking trails with stunning views!

off road driving
2 days ago

The 311A obstacle has been removed from the trail. It is still in the area, but it is no longer blocking the trail. Some parts of this trail were pretty narrow, but a Titan with a 3" lift and 33" tires made it fine. Most of the loop is simple, but be careful and take it slow on 311A.

hiking
2 days ago

Such a beautiful and easy trial! It can be hard to find where to go from High Drive. After a while you will find a clearing with large boulders around it. There will be a metal fence to the right, and when facing that metal fence, the trail continues on the VERY end of the right side of the metal fence. If that doesn’t help I had service the entire trail (I have Verizon) so you could use the map in this app!

hiking
3 days ago

Nice hike and beautiful views at the top. Very rocky and slippery coming down; not too much to see on the way up. Overall a good day spent out not sure if I would go again.

Great nature hike! Not too crowded for being so close to Denver, and it was so quiet, beautiful scenery, and peaceful! I take away a star because it was a little difficult to follow the trail once you get away from the road.

OMG great hike

The direction takes you to the entry point, but you need to follow the signs in Mesa Ave to the free parking where a shuttle will take to the entrance. Tickets are purchased at the entrance - $14.50 per person. If you don’t want to climb the stairs (stair 1 is about 185 step or so and 2nd stair is 204 steps) there an elevator for a price of $2.50. Once you’re at the top of the falls take a hike to Inspiration point to get beautiful views and even see people Zipline.

going down it is a little bit slippery. And going up it's quite steep. But the view at the top is absolutely worth it.

not an amazing hike. but worth driving to to see the waterfall. definitely other amazing trails in the immediate area.

hiking
7 days ago

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

The water fall is beautiful and easily viewed from the parking lot. The hike up to look at basically nothing seemed like a waste of time. It is super busy and pretty much stairs the whole way. I've lived here for years and am acclimated to the altitude but the stairs had me huffing and puffing. Not sure I'd rank it as easy though it is short. I reccomend skipping the pointless stair climb to see nothing and stick around the falls and trails below next to the large rock faces and stream. It is beautiful.

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.

hiking
8 days ago

Great atmosphere, beautiful scenery.

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
10 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.

Nice easy trail. The area is beautiful. We even got to enjoy some light rock climbing.

Great hike with kids.

Great trail. One of the more difficult trails I’ve been on simply because of the loose rock that covers a lot of the ascent. The views were absolutely stunning though and worth every bit of the hike.

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

hiking
12 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
12 days ago

Great hike to get your blood pumping. Beautiful views.

Couldn’t find the entrance. I used the GPS It took us to an apartment building. The trail next to the apartments was full of trash and a homeless person’s camp site.

on Rock Island Trail

walking
12 days ago

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

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