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Angel Of Shavano Trailhead Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Angel of Shavano Trailhead serves as an access point for segment 14 of the Colorado Trail, as well as access to the Mt. Shavano Trail.
Avalanche Trailhead Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Avalanche Trailhead is located 6 miles west of Buena Vista on Cottonwood Pass. It provides access to Segment 13 of the Colorado Trail that leads from North Cottonwood Creek to Chalk Creek.
Bar Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Bar Trail is 4 miles long with an intermediate level of difficulty. It is the most popular and most heavily used motorized trail in the Rampart Range Area.
Barr Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Barr Trail climbs the eastern face of Pikes Peak. It has the largest elevation gain of any single trail in Colorado.
Bear Creek Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Bear Creek Trail is part of a network of trails in Cheyenne Canyon a drainage that flows into the southwestern part of Colorado Springs.
Ben Tyler Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This trail offers access to the Lost Creek Wilderness. Users will see beautiful wildflowers in summer and changing aspens in autumn.
Birdseye Gulch Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This is a difficult ride through Leadville's historic mining district and some beautiful views if you chance to look around. The route down is steep and rocky with a bog you won't forget.
Black Cloud Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Mt. Elbert at 14,433 ft elevation is the highest point in Colorado. It is the second highest mountain in the adjacent 48 states.
Bottomless Pit Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Bottomless Pit Trail stems from the Barr Trail west of Barr Camp. It provides a view of the sharp crags and interesting rock formations that form Pikes Peak.
Breakneck Pass Road South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Breakneck Pass leads west from Weston Pass into Sheep Park. Initially used to access mining prospects, the road sees very little use today.
Brookside-McCurdy Trail South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Brookside-McCurdy Trail leads through the length of the Lost Creek Wilderness. It intersects with 5 different trails providing the opportunity for several loop hikes.
Browns Creek Trail Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Browns Creek Trail provides access to scenic views of Mt. Antero and the central Rocky Mountain highlands. Fishing for trout is accessible in Browns and Little Browns Creeks.
Browns Pass Road South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Browns Pass lies near timber line on Sheep Ridge. Directly to the west visitors can get a brilliant view of Horseshoe Mountain.
Browns Pass Trail Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Browns Pass Trail leads north, from Denny Trailhead on Cottonwood Pass, into the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness.
Burning Bear Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This pleasant 5.5 mile trail follows the Burning Bear Creek west from Geneva Creek, over a ridge, and down the Burning Bear Creek on the west side of the ridge.
Bushnell Lakes Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Visitors gain access to Bushnell Lakes Trail via the Rainbow Trail and Hayden Creek Campground. The trail lies in the Sangre de Christo Wilderness Area.
Canyon Trail Comanche National Grassland This trail leads 1.75 miles through Vogel Canyon and connects with the Prairie and Mesa Trails.
Cascade Creek Trail San Carlos Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Access to this trail is on Huerfano Trail 1307 which meets up with Cascade Trail at Strawberry Creek about five miles from the trailhead. There are undeveloped camping sites along the road, trail and trailhead.
Chalk Mountain Unimproved Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Chalk Mountain Road leads users through old growth spruce/fir forest and alpine meadows.
China Wall Road South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
China Wall Road is short, approximately 2.5 miles one way. It begins on the Tarryall Road and descends into the Tarryall Creek drainage.
Clear Creek Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Clear Creek Road is passable by most two-wheel drive vehicles. Many recreation opportunities are accessible from this road including hiking, fishing, viewing scenery, touring historic sites, mountain biking and four-wheel driving.
Colorado Midland-Hagerman Pass Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This is a moderately easy loop in the Hagerman Pass area. This is a great walk for those with an interest in railroad and western history.
Colorado Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This segment of the Colorado Trail leads users through lodgepole, spruce-fir and aspen forests. It consists of moderately difficult terrain.
Colorado Trail (Buffalo Creek to Wellington Lake Road) South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This segment of the Colorado Trail leads 13.5 miles west from the Buffalo Creek Area to the Rolling Creek Trailhead. The terrain is considered easy, but users gain some elevation after crossing Buffalo Creek.
Colorado Trail (Chalk Creek to Highway 50) Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Segment 14 of the Colorado Trail extends 20 miles south from Chalk Creek Road to Highway 50 west of Maysville. This portion of the trail is open to foot, horse and bike traffic.
Colorado Trail (Clear Creek to North Cottonwood Creek) Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Segment 12 of the Colorado Trail leads 18 miles south from Clear Creek Road to North Cottonwood Creek Road. Opportunity exists to hike the lofty peaks of Mts. Harvard and Columbia from this section of the trail.
Colorado Trail (Halfmoon to Twin Lakes) Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This segment of the Colorado Trail begins in the Halfmoon Drainage and continues for approximately 6 miles to the Lakeview Campground above Twin Lakes.
Colorado Trail (Highway 50 to Marshall Pass) Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Segment 15 of the Colorado Trail leads 14 miles south from Highway 50 to Marshall Pass. It is open to hikers, bikers and horseback riders.
Colorado Trail (Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass) South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This segment of the Colorado Trail leads 11 miles from Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass. It is accessible to horseback riders, hikers and mountain bikers.
Colorado Trail (Long Gulch Trailhead to Kenosha Pass) South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This segment of the Colorado Trail leads users 14 miles from Long Gulch Trailhead to Kenosha Pass. The first few miles are within the Lost Creek Wilderness boundary and closed to mechanized and motorized travel.
Colorado Trail (North Cottonwood Creek to Chalk Creek) Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This segment of the Colorado Trail is known as #13, and leads south from North Cottonwood Creek to Chalk Creek. This segment provides access to Mt. Yale and Mt. Princeton fourteeners.
Colorado Trail (South Platte to Buffalo Creek) South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The second section of the Colorado Trail leads 9.5 miles west from the old South Platte town site to the Buffalo Creek Mountain Bike area.
Colorado Trail (Turquoise Lake to Halfmoon Creek) Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This section of the Colorado Trail is known as #10. It begins west of Turquoise Lake and ends 11.5 miles later in the Halfmoon Creek drainage.
Colorado Trail (Twin Lakes to Clear Creek Rd.) Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This segment of the Colorado Trail leads from Twin Lakes Reservoir to Clear Creek Road. It is a popular segment that is used by many runners training for the long-distance foot race the Leadville 100.
Colorado Trail (Waterton Canyon to South Platte) South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The first segment of the Colorado Trail stretches 10 miles from Waterton Canyon to South Platte. Hikers and horseback riders are welcome to use this section of the trail.
Colorado Trail (Wellington Lake Road to Long Gulch Trailhead) South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Long Gulch Trailhead is located approximately 11 miles east of Highway 285 on Lost Park Road. Hikers and Horseback riders may gain access to the Lost Creek Wilderness via the Colorado Trail from this site.
Crags Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Crags Trail is a good nature trail for children of all ages. The trail is 3 miles long round trip with an overlook of interesting rock formations as the destination.
Dikes Trail San Carlos Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
There is a railroad tie staircase with a handrail at the trailhead; there is also a trail register board. Don't forget to sign in. The tread is awfully narrow for mountain bikes. Beware of protruding foliage.
Dodgeton Trail San Carlos Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This trail starts at Spring Creek Trailhead, where there is parking, a new toilet and picnicking facilities. It is designated as a multiple use trail.
Echo Canyon Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This is a short but steep trail. Excellent opportunities for viewing high alpine scenery and wildlife.
Elk Park Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Elk Park Trail leads from the Pikes Peak Toll Road to Barr Camp. Users may take a short spur to an abandoned mining town from this trail.
Flume Creek Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This road near Twin Lakes provides access to the backcountry for various uses. Because it is not within a wilderness area boundary, motorized vehicles may be operated on Flume Creek Road to the gate closure.
French Pass Trail South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The French Pass Trail provides access to the Continental Divide and a variety of recreation opportunities. The trail is not always well defined or signed.
Frenchman Creek Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Frenchman Creek Trail begins at the Collegiate Peak Wilderness boundary, where Frenchman Creek Road ends. It extends 3.5 miles into the wilderness area reaching an elevation of 12,300'.
Gibson Lake Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This 2.4 mile hike follows the Lake Fork drainage to a pretty lake nestled in a high tundra bowl. The well-established trail climbs at a steady, moderately steep grade.
Gold Dust Trail South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Gold Dust Trail leads 8 miles from approximately 1.5 miles north of Como to within a mile of Boreas Pass. The trailhead is located in the middle of the trail on County Road 50.
Goose Creek Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This very popular trail provides access to the southeast portion of the Lost Creek Wilderness Area. The Goose Creek Trail offers primitive camping, good fishing and great vistas.
Graham Gulch Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Graham Gulch Trail (# 1478) is located 11 miles west of Twin Lakes Village on Highway 82. You'll find the trailhead on the south side of the Highway about 2 miles west of the La Plata Peak Trailhead.
Hancock Lake Trail Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Hancock Lake Trail is an old path used by miners to carry supplies by mule to the mining camps. It connects with Forest Developed Road 230 at the Middle Fork of the south Arkansas River.
Hankins Pass Trail South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Hankins Pass Trail connects the Goose Creek Trail to the Lake Park, Lizard Rock and Brookside McCurdy Trails. It is located in the southern part of the Lost Creek Wilderness Area.
Hartenstein Trail Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Hartenstein Trail leads to Hartenstein Lake from Browns Pass Trail. This short trail provides beautiful vistas of an alpine lake and Mt. Yale.
Highline Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Highline Trail provides a half-day of moderate hiking. The elevation gain is 1,360 feet.
Hope Pass Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Hope Pass is also the Colorado Trail that leads to Clear Creek Road. There is about 3,200 feet elevation gain up to 12,500 feet at the pass.
Horsethief Falls Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Horsethief Falls Trail, #704B, may be accessed from Highway 67 at Horsethief Park Trailhead. It is open to foot, mountain bike and horse traffic.
Horsethief Park Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Horsethief Park Trail, #704, is located on Highway 67 at Horsethief Park Trailhead. It is open to foot, mountain bike and horse traffic.
Kearney Park Loop Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This is a half-day hike with fairly steep inclines in places. It forms a loop that is about six miles long.
Lake Park Trail South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This is a high country route, offering several outstanding views. The trail leads from Hankins Pass through Lake Park to the Brookside McCurdy Trail.
LaSalle Pass South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
La Salle Pass Road is located north of Wilkerson Pass. It leads through the Puma Hills immediately north of Badger Mountain and accesses upper Tarryall Creek from South Park.
Lily Ponds Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This is a nice stroll, great for morning or evening wildlife viewing and birding or fishing.
Lizard Rock Trail South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Lizard Rock Trail leads into the Lost Creek Wilderness from its western boundary. The trail is an easy to moderate 2.5 mile climb from the Spruce Grove Campground.
Lost Canyon Four-Wheel Drive Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The road winds through lodgepole stands and passes an abandoned placer mining operation on Lost Canyon Creek. It gets rough and rocky beyond a few miles, we recommend the use of a high clearance 4 WD vehicle.
Lovell Gulch Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Lovell Gulch Trail, #706, is located north of Woodland Park on Rampart Range Road. It is open to foot, horse and bike traffic.
McNassar Gulch Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
McNassar Gulch Road (Forest Road 394) begins on South Fork Lake Creek Road 3.3 miles southwest of Highway 82. It ends after 1.5 miles at a gate to a private road.
Meridian Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Meridian Trail is a pleasant hike that leads to a saddle that separates the Pike and Arapaho National Forests. Hiking distance to the saddle is 3 miles and the elevation gain is 1,630'.
Mesa Trail Comanche National Grassland This trail leads 2.25 miles west connecting the Canyon Trail to the Prairie Trail at Vogel Canyon Picnic Area.
Missouri Gulch Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This area is extremely popular with climbers with access to Mt. Belford, Mt. Oxford and Missouri Mountain. To experience solitude, plan your trip for a week day.
Missouri Mountain Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This is a popular trail through high alpine terrain that exists above tree line to the 14,067' summit of Missouri Mountain. No well defined or marked trail exists on all three routes above tree line to summit.
Monument Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Monument Trail begins at Memorial Grove dedicated to deceased Forest Service Personnel. The trail is 8 miles one way and takes users through varied terrain.
Mosca Pass Trail San Carlos Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Mosca Pass Trail begins at the Montville Trail, a self-guided interpretive trail, in the Great Sand Dunes National Monument. The trail follows Mosca Creek to the top of Mosca Pass.
Mountain View Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Mountain View Trail connects Barr Trail with the Cog Railway to the south. The trail begins about .5 miles below Barr Camp on Barr Trail.
Mt. Belford Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Mount Belford reaches a height of 14,197' and is one of many fourteeners in the Sawatch Mountain Range west of Buena Vista.
Mt. Columbia Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This trail is approximately 7.5 miles one-way through the high alpine terrain of the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. The high point of the trail is the summit of Mt. Columbia which measures in as one of Colorado's fourteeners at 14,073'.
Mt. Elbert Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Mt. Elbert at 14,433 ft elevation is the highest point in Colorado. It is the second highest mountain in the lower 48 states.
Mt. Elbert Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Mt. Elbert at 14,433 ft elevation is the highest point in Colorado. It is the second highest mountain in the adjacent 48 states.
Mt. Harvard Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
At 14,420' Mt. Harvard is the third highest peak in Colorado. It lies in the Sawatch Mountain Range and is easily accessible from Buena Vista.
Mt. Herman Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Mount Herman Trail leads to the summit of Mt. Herman west of the town of Monument. The trail leads up the southern slope of Mt. Herman to the 9063' summit.
Mt. Huron Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Users of the Huron Peak Trail travel through high alpine terrain beginning at an elevation of 10,400' and ending at 14,005 at the summit of Mt. Huron.
Mt. Massive Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Mount Massive is the second highest peak in Colorado and is appropriately named, with seven summits over 14,000 feet. Elevation of the highest peak is 14,421 feet.
Mt. Oxford Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Mount Oxford reaches a height of 14,153' and is one of many fourteeners in the Sawatch Mountain Range west of Buena Vista. Many people climb Oxford and Belford in the same afternoon.
Mt. Sherman Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Mt. Sherman's elevation is 14,036 it is located between Fairplay and Leadville. It's considered one of the easiest of the Colorado Fourteeners to climb.
Mt. Yale Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Mt. Yale rises out of the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness to a height of 14,196'. The route from the Denny Creek Trailhead leads 3.5 miles to the summit with a 4,300' elevation gain.
Native Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This trail exists within the Mount Massive Wilderness Area. Hikers or horseback riders may use a number of different trail routes that vary in difficulty and/or length.
North Fork Clear Creek Four-Wheel Drive Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The ride is a gradual, bumpy climb into an open alpine valley with meadows, willows, wildlife and wildflower viewing.
North Halfmoon Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This trail leads the hiker to a high alpine lake. North Halfmoon Lakes are located almost 3 miles from the trailhead on Halfmoon Road.
Overlook Trail Comanche National Grassland This trail leads one mile roundtrip to an overlook of Vogel Canyon and is wheelchair accessible.
Pancake Rocks Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Pancake Rocks Trail, #704A, is located on Highway 67 at Horsethief Park Trailhead. It is open to foot, mountain bike and horse traffic.
Payne Creek Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Payne Creek Trail, located in the northeast section of the Lost Creek Wilderness, travels 9.5 miles to meet the Colorado Trail. The trail is open to horseback riders and hikers.
Pear Lake Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Pear Lake Trail continues into the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness beyond Clohesy's Lake Road (Forest Road 338). The trailhead is located approximately 1/3 of a mile from the end of the road to the east.
Peekaboo Gulch Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Peekaboo Gulch (Forest Road 393) is a 2.3 mile extension from the South Fork Lake Creek Road (Forest Road 391).
Picket Wire Canyonlands Trailhead Comanche National Grassland This trailhead provides access for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians into Withers Canyon. The Purgatoire River created this canyon on its way to meet the waters of the Arkansas River.
Platte River Trail South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Platte River Trail is an easy day hike for campers at the Happy Meadows Campground. Hiking, biking, horseback riding and fishing opportunities may be accessed from this site.
Poplar Gulch Trail Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Poplar Gulch Trail leads north miles from St. Elmo to South Cottonwood Creek. It traverses 2 scenic valleys and over a high saddle for views of the Sawatch Mountain Range.
Prairie Trail Comanche National Grassland The Prairie Trail begins a short distance north of Vogel Canyon Picnic Area on the Barlow & Sanderson Stage Road.
Ptarmigan Lake Trail Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Ptarmigan Lake Trail leads 3.3 miles from Cottonwood Pass Road to the lake. Users will find good fishing for native cutthroat trout in the cold waters of Ptarmigan Lake.
Rainbow Trail #1336 Segment Mears Junction (Hwy. 285) to Windy Peak Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This section of the Rainbow Trail leads 13 miles west from Mears Junction Trailhead to the Colorado Trail. The western end of this segment is closed to mechanized and motorized vehicles.
Rainbow Trail #1336 Segment: Big Cottonwood Creek to Stout Creek Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This segment of the Rainbow Trail extends 13.5 miles from Big Cottonwood Creek to Stout Creek south of Salida. It offers excellent views of the Arkansas River Valley and the Sangre de Christo Mountains.
Rainbow Trail #1336 Segment: North Brush Creek to Big Cottonwood Creek Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This segment of the Rainbow Trail leads 12 miles north from North Brush Creek to Big Cottonwood Creek. This part of the Rainbow Trail may be used by hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers and motorcycle riders.
Rainbow Trail #1336 Segment: Stout Creek to Bear Creek Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This segment of the Rainbow Trail extends 12.2 miles north from Stout Creek to Bear Creek. Most of this segment follows the eastern border of the Sangre de Christo Wilderness.
Rampart Reservoir Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Rampart Reservoir Trail #700 is open to foot, horse and mountain bike traffic. Motorized vehicles are prohibited. It is a loop trail that traverses Rampart Reservoir`s shoreline.
Rich Creek Trail South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Rich Creek Trail travels mostly within the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness. The terrain is moderately difficult to traverse with the opportunity to summit the 13,000' Buffalo Peaks.
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