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A 4.81-mile popular trail for all level of hikers and mountain bikers. It connects Manitou Springs to Section 16 and Bear Creek Regional Park and is the link between Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs via trails. It is a great year-round trail with views of the Garden of the Gods, Red Rock Open Space and Manitou Springs. Manitou trail end is located at the Iron Spring on Ruxton Ave. Dogs on leash are okay.
A popular 26-miles heavily-trafficked out-and-back trail starting in Manitou Springs to the top of Pikes Peak. Recommended for experienced backcountry adventurers or those prepared for an overnight trip. Hike April through October. Bicycles and dogs on leash are okay. This is the same trail followed by the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon.
The Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is an educational, non-profit living history farm and museum that depicts life in the Pikes Peak region in four time periods: American Indian area in 1775; 1860’s Galloway Homestead; 1880’s Chambers Home and Ranch; 1907 Edwardian Country Estate.