Hiking and Biking

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Barr Trail up Pikes Peak

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.

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Red Rock Canyon Open Space

Red Rock Canyon Open Space has trails of all levels, an off-leash dog area, and fantastic views of the Garden of the Gods and climbing by permit. The park consists of a series of parallel red rock ridges (called “hogbacks”) and eroded canyons, a continuation of the same sandstone rocks of the Fountain Formation that make up Garden of the Gods to the north.

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St. Mary’s Falls

Use of Trail: Hiking / Bicycles Length of Trail: 6.02 Miles out and back Elevation Gain: 1,177 Ft. Gain Difficulty: Moderate This heavily-trafficked, moderate trail

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Ute Indian Trail

Use of Trail: Hiking / Bicycles / Horses Length of Trail: 7.54 Miles out and back Elevation Gain: 1,997 Ft. Gain Difficulty: Moderate This moderate

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Heizer Trail

Use of Trail: Hiking / Bicycles Length of Trail: 5.66 Miles out and back Elevation Gain: 1,841 Ft. Gain Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult This lightly-trafficked

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Rock Ledge Ranch

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.

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Catamount Trail

Use of Trail: Hiking only Length of Trail: 4.90 Miles out and back Elevation Gain: 1,506 Ft. Gain Difficulty: Moderate A 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out

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Centennial Trail

Use of Trail: Hiking / Bicycles Length of Trail: 14.84 Miles Round Trip Elevation Gain: 796 Ft. Gain Difficulty: Easy to Moderate This lightly trafficked

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Mueller State Park

Park Use: Hiking, Mountain biking, Camping, Horseback riding, Hunting, and Winter sports. Miles of Trails: 44+ Miles for hiking / 36 Miles for biking /

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Mt. Cutler

Use of Trail: Hiking Length of Trail: 1.88 Miles out and back Elevation Gain: 568 Ft. Gain Difficulty: Easy This easy 1.9-mile trail is a

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Columbine Trail

Use of Trail: Hiking / Bicycles Length of Trail: 6.52 Miles out and back Elevation Gain: 1,902 Ft. Gain Difficulty: Moderate A 6.52 mile out and

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Manitou Incline

The most challenging hike in Manitou Springs. 2,744 steps climb 2000 ft. in elevation in under one mile. Plan on 2+ hours for this 4.5 mile round-trip hike.

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Seven Bridges Trail

A popular moderately-difficult 5.78 mile out and back hiking-only trail located in North Cheyenne Cañon. The trail follows a mountain stream and is one of the few cool hikes in the summer, even at mid-day. Best to hike Mar. through Nov., or when the snowpack is low. Dogs on leash are okay.

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Mt. Muscoco Trail

Use of Trail: Hiking Length of Trail: 3.70 Miles out and back Elevation Gain: 956 Ft. Gain Difficulty: Moderate This heavily-trafficked, moderate trail climbs to

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Visit Pikes Peak

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