Hiking Trails in the Pikes Peak Area
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Wake up to mountain views and the hiking trail calling. Heck, you may even be able to walk to the trailhead from the front porch! In Manitou, we’re surrounded by hiking trails – and not just a few. Looking for something challenging? No problem, just hike to the summit of Pikes Peak or conquer the Manitou Incline. Craving something light with views? We’ve got that handled, plus we’ll let you know if you can bring your dog.
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Our favorite local trails
Can’t decide where to start? There’s quite a lot to choose from. Here are some of our favorite local hikes in and around Manitou Springs. No two hikes are created equally, so pay attention to the trail difficulty and length. As always, be prepared with proper equipment and clothing, and enjoy Colorado’s Pikes Peak Wonders!
An extreme hiking-only trail straight up Mount Manitou with views of Manitou and Colorado Springs. Don't let the 1-mile length fool you, the 2,744 steps will definitely hurt the next day.
A moderately-difficult 6.52 mile roundtrip trail for hiking and mountain biking.Trail has two sections: 1.92 miles lower and 4.60 miles mid & upper. The trail has an elevation gain of 1,902 ft.
A moderately-difficult trail that runs along the south edge of Manitou Springs all they way to Section 16. For hiking, biking or horses with an elevation gain of 1,538 ft. Great view of town, Pikes Peak and Red Rock Canyon Open Space.
Moderate, hiking-only trail, 5.78 miles out and back with an elevation gain of 1,597 ft. Named for the seven bridges you cross as you hike, this trail is perfect on a hot summer day.
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With a little preparation, a spirit of adventure, and a soft spot for nature and the past, you’ll be on the trail to exploring Manitou Springs and the state of Colorado like a local.