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Best trails in Divide, Colorado

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Looking for a great trail near Divide, Colorado? AllTrails has 27 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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 Castlewood Canyon State Park or Cheyenne Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like North Cheyenne Cañon Park or Hurricane Canyon Natural Area. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Divide ranging from 1 to 8.2 miles and from 9,169 to 10,800 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 Divide, Colorado
Top trails (27)
#1 - The Crags Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
Please note: the road to trailhead may close seasonally, extending the length of the trail. Please research prior to your visit. Sometimes granite erodes horizontally into monumental slabs resembling stacks of gigantic red pancakes. Not too far away the same kind or rock erodes vertically into colossal collections of cusps, ready to take a bite out of any clouds that venture too close to the earth. A few miles south of Divide CO, this kind of rock formation is called "The Crags." The hike out to the granite dome (another kind of erosive pattern in this neck of the woods) from which you can view these stunning features is only two miles long. The trail is well marked (#664) and well travelled. In fact, this trek is so popular with area residents that the Forest Service just finished building a new trailhead parking area. Along the trail you'll pass through forests of enormous quaking aspen, and you'll trace the track of the beginnings of Four Mile Creek. At the end of the trail, you'll surmount a wind swept dome from which you can gaze at the Rampart Range, Ute Pass, and the whole of the Catamount Creeks drainage, including the blue reservoirs that capture and control their release. This is the perfect hike for newcomers to the Colorado Springs area, not too long and not too much altitude. You can make the four miles out and back in less than two hours, but only if you don't succumb to the temptation to remain on the top of the mountain gawking and the scenery and marveling at the brazen Whisky Jack Jays that populate the wind twisted Bristle Cone Pines. Show more
#2 - Pikes Peak from the Crags Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 14.5 mi • Est. 8 h 15 m
Note: The road leading to this trailhead closes seasonally. Please check the park website ahead of time if visiting during winter months. From the parking lot you will see the sign for the Crags trailhead. Begin hiking down this trail. After a tenth of a mile you will see a sign on the right labeling trail 664A take this trail across a log bridge and begin your ascent. This trail will take you into a basin at the base of the peak, then it will aggressively gain elevation up to Devil's Playground. As you reach Devil's Playground the rest of the route to the summit comes into view. The ridge is a long and gradual hike. As you hike the ridge you must cross the Pikes Peak Tollway and stay on the Northeast side of the road. The road is regularly patrolled and you will be fined if caught hiking on it. The last bit of trail to the summit is a steep rocky section. Keep your eyes open for cairns that mark the trail. If you stay on the trial this section isn't bad, but if you lose the trail you're in for some tough rock scrambling. At the summit rest in the summit house and return the way you came.Show more
#3 - Raspberry Mountain Trail via Ring the Peak Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
Please note: The gate to access the trailhead is seasonally closed. Open in summer and closed in winter. Exact dates vary with snowfall. The hike to the top of Raspberry Mountain is a pleasant six mile jaunt (round trip) through the Pike National Forest. The trail is wide and smooth, most of it shaded by tall dark Colorado Spruce. Sentinel Point and the northernmost of the Sibling Spires are visible occasionally about four miles to the south, whetting your appetite for the "Big View" available at the summit, when the Crags, Pike's Peak and the Catamount Reservoirs spread across the horizon's southeastern quadrant. Early morning trekkers will have the best light for views to the north and west as well (and will be less likely to get short changed by storms in the summer). The hike begins with short, steep switchbacks. Then, it levels out through a meadow and gentle forest floors. Eventually, you'll turn right on the forest road after crossing a creek. After a short uphill walk, you will turn left, leaving the Ring the Peak trail. From here, it is a relatively intense and mostly uphill climb to the top. Definitely make sure you come prepared on this hike and check the weather forecast before heading out.Show more
#4 - Devils Playground from the Crags
Pike National Forest
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 5 h 30 m
A good hike up the side of Pikes Peak to some interesting Rock formations. From the parking lot you will see the sign for the Crags trailhead. Begin hiking down this trail. After a tenth of a mile you will see a sign on the right labeling trail 664A take this trail across a log bridge and begin your ascent. This trail will take you into a basin at the base of the peak, then it will aggressively gain elevation up to Devil's Playground. Parts of this trail are loose rock, but a group called Friends of the Peak are working on making this trail much more sustainable. As you ascend this steep section you will begin to get views of the Sawatch Range, Tenmile Range, Mosquito Range, and even the Sangre de Cristo Range. Take your time though as this hike is steep at times and reaches 13,000 feet of elevation.Show more
#5 - Dome Rock Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 5 h 43 m
NOTE: Public access is prohibited from December 1 to July 15 in the area bounded on the east by the Sand Creek Trail, on the north by the Dome Rock Trail, and on the west and south by the property boundaries. The Dome Rock Trail west of the Jack Rabbit Lodge is closed from December 1 to July 15. Starting summer of 2020 Colorado Parks and Wildlife will require you to have a fishing or hunting license plus a habitat stamp to enter Dome Rock Area. Year permits plus the required habitat stamp are $45 per person. A day pass plus the required habitat stamp will be $25.09 per person. The CPW claim that the area is intended only for fishing and hunting, so hikers must have such permits. Rising 800 ft above the 4 Mile Creek valley floor, Dome Rock is the quintessential Colorado destination. Adjacent to Meuller State Park, just south of Divide and north of Cripple Creek, you can hike here from mid-July to the end of November. This area is restricted because it is one of the few areas where Big Horn Sheep drop and nurture their lambs. You can travel this area on foot (with or without snowshoes, depending on the weather) or on horseback. No mountain bikes and no DOGS. If you like variety, you'll find it on this hike: wild flowers (in late July/early August), Aspen forests, beaver ponds, massive granite rock formations, views of the central Rocky Mountains, quiet streams and rushing creeks. Because it takes 5-6 hours to complete the 11 mile loop (depending on how often you stop for pictures, or how much exploring you do along the way), you may have the opportunity to experience the delight of Colorado blue skies and the drama of roiling clouds in one glorious day. Begin your loop from the south parking lot trailhead. Most of the UP is on the way out to the dome, especially if you take the side trail up to the lookout via the Twisted Pine Nature Trail. If you don't want to do the loop, you can begin from the north parking lot, hiking out and back. This would shorten the hike by about a mile and reduce the amount of climbing involved (but it will also reduce your ability to see the panorama of the central Rockies). For this out and back hike, cross the bridge and then stay on the north side of 4 Mile Creek (unless you're on horse back; horses must use the stream crossings and the trail engineered for them). Note: There are no bridges. So if you don't want to get your feet wet, watch for the small trails leading off into the brush along the creek. These will keep you on the north and west side of the creek all the way out to the dome, or all the way back from the dome. If do the loop, you must cross the creek just west of the dome. Again, no bridge here; take off your shoes and wade across - the bottom is sandy.Show more
#6 - Womens Forest Trail 375
Pike National Forest
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
A quiet mountain trail which offers gorgeous views, especially during fall! There are free roam cattle in the summer. Elk also roam here. There are a few points where the trail isn't as clearly marked. Worth downloading the map for offline use as cell reception can be very spotty.Show more
#7 - Elder-Fehn Trail
Catamount Ranch Open Space
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
#8 - Putney Gulch to Anne-Marie Falls
Pike National Forest
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
#9 - Raven Ridge, Red Tail and Lone Eagle Overlook via Outlook Ridge and Geer Pond Trail
Mueller State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
#10 - Cheesman Ranch Trail
Mueller State Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
Nice wide trail on the North End of Mueller State Park near Divide, Colorado. This is a 5.5 mile loop which allows horses, mountain bikes, and hikers. Lots of wildlife viewing opportunities particularly in the early morning and evening hours.Show more
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