Explore the most popular 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.




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This was a very enjoyable hike, this week it has been quite icy in many areas early on but further up it's dry, traction would've been nice but good shoes and the right foot placement is key. Near the top there is a section that our 40lb Sheppard had a hard time but made it to the top. The views are amazing

Very nice hike; a little steep in places which wouldn't be an issue without the ice. Traction devices recommended for descent! Beautiful view at the top with a cute little Christmas tree.

nice little hike. consistent uphill climb but not too difficult. trail has packed snow and ice on the north side. very nice view of Colorado Springs.

2 days ago

Blodgett offers decent views for Colorado. The trail's not well marked, so it's easy to get off track. Furthermore, there's a lot of loose gravel.

this is a great creek trail that fallows the valley up. we did this hike with show on the ground and several frozen spots in the creek loved it.

great trails for everyday hiking or when you need to stay close to the city. staying on path can be a bit tricky with all the junctions. just enjoy the walk and see where it takes you.

We love it. Very beautiful.

Easy for the out-of-towners but still well worthwhile.

good for long runs close to home

Short hike up with a beautiful payoff! The area can get pretty busy with people trying to get their pictures in, especially during the summer but well worth the trip year round

The map does not match a trail! I have lived on Holmes, where this "trail" is supposed to start, for 26 years now, and this was NEVER a trail! The road was always gated at that point, and was private property the whole time, with no trail. This description says its in Black Forest Regional Park. The area on the map is not, and never was, part of the park. The trail 'description' does not match the map. The trail listed is actually in the park, not where this map shoes. Go to the grassy area in Black Forest Regional Park, on Milam road, to find this trail.

First time there and it was beautiful. Flat, paved walk. Great for the family. Lots of people!

beautiful trail!

Trail isn’t well marked and there’s a fair amount of scrambling, but for how close to the springs it is, it’s fun! Great view around sunset.

Nice little stroll around the lake. Good for an easy way to get outside.

My favorite hike near the Springs! So beautiful at the top.

One of the best hikes in the Springs. Not easy, but really pretty.

It was pretty, a little overrated. There are prettier hikes of that distance and difficulty at Cheyenne Canon.

Beautiful and dynamic sights.

10 days ago

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.

trail running
10 days ago

Back part is very icey. You will fall unless you have proper foot gear. Some ice in the middle too. Still some good runnable areas. Pretty views. Decent climb.

11 days ago

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.

15 days ago

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!

This is a great place that is fun and great trails. We have even camped here before. Greet for taking the kids.

Mostly an easy trail with about a half mile of moderate hiking. The views are nothing to write home about and a lot of the trail is pretty chopped up from people hiking and riding in the mud.

Very easy hike, be careful for bikers moving through, sometimes the turns make it hard to see until the last second. Great views and scenery.

22 days ago


22 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.

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