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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > South Park Ranger District

Quick Facts

Overlook Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,500 Feet (2649.6 Meters) Spillway Campground
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation Gain: 500 Feet (155.9 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: No
High Point: 9,000 Feet (2805.5 Meters)
Length, One-way: .5 Miles (0.83 Kilometers) 1K
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 137 Pikes Peak, Canyon City
Trail Number: 641

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General Description

The Overlook Trail leads from the Spillway Campground .5 miles to an observation point, that provides vistas from the rim of Elevenmile Canyon. The trail offers great opportunities to view the surrounding country and Elevenmile Reservoir. It does not provide access to the reservoir.

Occasionally golden eagles can be seen nesting in the nearby granite cliffs and crags. In the spring and late fall bald eagles may be viewed in the Elevenmile Canyon area.

Directions from Lake George: Spillway Campground is located approximately 10 miles southwest of the small town of Lake George, Colorado. Visitors may reach this campground by driving south on County Road 96 from Lake George to the dam spillway Elevenmile Canyon. Overlook Trail begins within the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Overlook Trail
ICON Viewing Scenery Overlook Trail

Related Activities
Cove Campground - This campground consists of 4 individual family campsites, each with a table, fire grate and parking spur. Recreation opportunities abound in this region including biking, hiking, motorcycling, boating and fishing.

Elevenmile Canyon General Forest Area - The Elevenmile Canyon General Forest Area is comprised of 5 campgrounds and 4 picnic grounds. This site provides ample recreation opportunities for anglers, mountain bikers and motorcyclists.

Spillway Campground - Spillway Campground offers 24 campsites. The campground is located on the South Platte River within 21 miles of Elevenmile State Recreation Area and Reservoir and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

More Information

Visitor Information:

South Park Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service, P.O. Box 219 , Fairplay, CO, 80440, Phone: 719-836-2031


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