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Best trails in Cripple Creek

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Looking for a great trail near Cripple Creek, Colorado? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Cheyenne Mountain State Park or Eleven Mile State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like North Cheyenne Cañon Park or Bear Creek Cañon Park. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Cripple Creek ranging from 3.3 to 34.8 miles and from 9,435 to 12,529 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Cripple Creek
Top trails (17)
#1 - Mount Rosa Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
Following the Steps of the Pioneers (almost): Zebulon Pike & Rose Kingsley The red route line for this trail represents the hike. However, the drive to the trailhead is as important to your enjoymentShow more
#2 - Pancake Rocks
Pike National Forest
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 33 m
Pancake Rocks is a 6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cripple Creek, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#3 - Horsethief to the Crags Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 4 h 55 m
Hidden Beauty Along "Ring the Peak" Trail This is a beautiful section of the "Ring the Peak" trail system. The distance from Horsethief Falls trailhead to Putney Gulch trailhead is 4 miles. You can bShow more
#4 - Anne-Marie Falls
Pike National Forest
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
This trail starts at the very end of the Crags road. Park in the parking lot at the end. The falls may either be accessed via the ring the peak trail or following the old roads on the former private Show more
#5 - Almagre Peak Short Route
Pike National Forest
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 4 h 1 m
Almagre Peak Short Route is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cripple Creek, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used forShow more
#6 - Sentinel Point via Horsethief to Devils Playground Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 4 h 42 m
Sentinel Point via Horsethief to Devils Playground Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cripple Creek, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as Show more
#7 - Pikes Peak From Elk Park Trailhead
Pike National Forest
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 6 h 43 m
Pikes Peak From Elk Park Trailhead is a 9.9 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cripple Creek, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail Show more
#8 - Mount Rosa OHV Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 34.8 mi
Mount Rosa OHV Trail is a 34.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cripple Creek, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#9 - Sentinel Point Loop
Pike National Forest
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 4 h 13 m
Sentinel Point is the highest peak in the Pikes Peak area (other than Pikes Peak).  There was no trail, and very steep.  Show more
#10 - Pony Gulch Homestead
Cripple Creek, Colorado
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 2 h
Starting off this trail is a bit tough to follow (look for the cairns), but eventually is a hike along some historic trails visiting several historic sites along the way.Show more
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