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Best trails in Manitou Springs

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Looking for a great trail near Manitou Springs, Colorado? AllTrails has 26 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views 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 Mueller 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 11 moderate trails in Manitou Springs ranging from 2 to 15.4 miles and from 6,509 to 12,385 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 Manitou Springs
Top trails (26)
#1 - The Incline Trail
Hurricane Canyon Natural Area
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
The trail is the remains of a cog railway that went to the top of Manitou Mountain. The trail gains about 2000 feet of elevation in about a mile. Imagine climbing a rough uneven set of stairs that's aShow more
#2 - Pikes Peak via Barr Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 24 mi • Est. Multi-day
The trail is wide and very accessible from the ascension and descension standpoint. The last mile is the hardest and takes a lot of stamina to conquer the final walk across the boulder field. $10/day Show more
#3 - Lower Barr Trail to Eagle's Nest
Manitou Springs Open Space
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
Note: users have reported that the Incline is currently CLOSED. Show more
#4 - Barr Trail to Barr Camp
Manitou Springs, Colorado
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 7 h 7 m
Please note there is a 10$ parking fee at the trailhead. You can pay 5$ and park a bit further. The parking lot does get pretty full on the weekends by 8AM in the morning. Show more
#5 - Manitou Springs Red Mountain Trail
Manitou Springs Open Space
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
This is a relatively short trail with spectacular views on the way up as well as at the top. From the summit you can locate the Manitou Springs Incline, Pikes Peak, Cave of the Winds, the Cliff HouseShow more
#6 - Almagre Mountain Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 15.4 mi • Est. 8 h 7 m
Almagre Mountain, also known as Mt. Baldy, is located west of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and south of Pikes Peak.Almagre Mountain is the 2nd highest peak on the Colorado Springs skyline, and the onlyShow more
#7 - Barr Trail Day Hike
Pike National Forest
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
Barr Trail Day Hike is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Manitou Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbShow more
#8 - Red Mountain
Manitou Springs, Colorado
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Red Mountain is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Manitou Springs, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, wShow more
#9 - Iron Mountain
Manitou Springs, Colorado
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
Iron Mountain is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Manitou Springs, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily usedShow more
#10 - Cameron Cone
Manitou Springs, Colorado
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 6 h 3 m
Beginning at Barr trail, travel up to the half mile marker. Turn left toward Ruxton Creek. Navigate down to the creek and either cross using one of the utilities bridges or the many natural rock bridgShow more
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