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Quick Facts

Seven Bridges Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,600 Feet (2369.1 Meters) FDR 370
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 7,600 Feet (2369.1 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 1,500 Feet (467.6 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,100 Feet (2836.7 Meters) FDR 668
Length, One-way: 1.5 Miles (2.5 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 137 Pikes Peak, Canon City
Trail Number: 622
USGS Map: Quad Maps: Manitou Springs

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

The Seven Bridges Trail follows and crosses the headwaters of North Cheyenne Creek
Copyright: Amy Pyle - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
The Seven Bridges Trail follows and crosses the headwaters of North Cheyenne Creek
The Seven Bridges Trail is located in the Cheyenne Canyon section of Colorado Springs. It is a foot and bike trail also known as North
Cheyenne Creek trail. Many of the bridges of the original seven have been destroyed by floods. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on this trail.

This is a heavily used trail. There are numerous side trails but
the main trail follows North Cheyenne Creek where it turns into Pipeline
Trail #668 which allows motorized vehicles and goes to Frosty Park. The trail is rocky and eroded in several spots toward the upper section of the trail. Expert bikers only should attempt this trail.

Temperatures are slightly cooler than Colorado Springs. Afternoon
thunderstorms are common throughout the summer. Camping is permitted at undeveloped sites along the trail. Camping is recommended 300' off any trail or stream. Use no-impact camping techniques. Campfire permits are not required but please be sure your fire is out before you leave. Pack it in/ Pack it out rule applies. Respect other trail users. Drinking water is not readily available. Hikers are advised to carry an adequate supply. Water from streams should be treated before use.
9,100 +Intersection with Pipeline Trail
8,000 +
7,600 +Trailhead

Directions from Colorado Springs: From Colorado Springs, take either 26th St. or Cheyenne Road to North Cheyenne Canyon Road to Gold Camp Road (Forrest Road 370). Park your car at the intersection of North Cheyenne Canyon Road, Gold Camp Road and High Drive, and walk one-half mile past the locked gate to the trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: May through October .

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Difficulty: Easy
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Winter hike over falls and near stream was beautiful. Quite a bit of packed snow and ice on parts of trail, making for difficult footing in spots, especially since our group included a 9 yr. old, a 17 month old in a backpack, and a pregnant woman. Rushing river very beautiful. We highly recommend this trail.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Seven Bridges Trail - dispersed
ICON Hiking & Walking Seven Bridges Trail
ICON Viewing Scenery Seven Bridges Trail

Related Activities
Jones Park Trail - The Jones Park Trail, also known as "Cap'n Jacks", is a locals favorite. It extends 6 miles from Forest Road 380 to a dead end at 10,100'.

Pipeline Trail - Pipeline Trail (668) leads 3 miles from Forest Developed Road 667 to trail 701, Foresters Trail. The trail is open to foot, bike, horse, ATV and motorcycle traffic.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Pikes Peak Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service, 601 South Weber Street , Colorado Springs, CO, 80903, Phone: 719-636-1602, Fax: 719-477-8273


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