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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.
Apishapa Trail San Carlos Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Apishapa Trail starts from the Cordova Road Trailhead and junctions after about 3 miles with West Peak Trail. It is possible to make a loop using this trail, West Spanish Peak Trail and Wade Trail.
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 Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Bear Creek Motorized Trail forms a 7 mile loop from its intersection with Russell Gulch Motorized Trail. It connects with the Colorado Trail in the northern section of the loop so riders should use extra caution.
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.
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.
Boreas Pass South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Boreas Pass Road consists of improved dirt and gravel, and follows the abandoned route of the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad.
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.
Buckeye Gulch Four-Wheel Drive Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This is a short four-wheel drive road that can be hiked or biked as well. The road ends at Buckeye Trail which leads to Buckeye Lake.
Buckeye Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This short trail, located north of Leadville, leads to Buckeye Lake. It gains 1,000' in approximately 2 miles.
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.
Cabin Ridge Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Cabin Ridge Trail is 4 miles long one way and rated easy by the Forest Service. It is heavily used by hikers, mountain bikers, motorcyclists and ATV riders.
Centennial Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Centennial Bicycle Trail (669) leads from Woodland Park to Manitou Lake. The trail is used by hikers, bikers and cross-country skiers.
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.
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.
Clohesy's Lake Four-Wheel Drive Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This road is a fork from Clear Creek Road that leads to Clohesy's Lake with hiker access to Pear Lake. Clohesy's Lake Road is recommended for high clearance vehicles only as it is extremely rough.
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 (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 (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 (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 (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.
Cuchara Recreation Area San Carlos Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Cuchara Recreation Area gives outdoor enthusiasts a myriad of choices: picnicking, hiking and walking, hunting and lake fishing as well as a four-wheel drive road and trail suitable for ATVs and dirt bikes.
Devil Slide Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Devil Slide Trail leads 6.4 miles south from trail 675 to trail 677. The trail is rated for intermediate to expert ability levels and sees moderate use.
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.
Flat Rock Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Flat Rock Motorized Trail, # 674, leads 4.1 miles between Cabin Ridge Trail and Bar Trail. It is rated at an intermediate ability level and gets heavy use.
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.
Foresters Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Foresters Trail, #701, is open to foot, bike and motorized traffic. Located in the beautiful Cheyenne Canyon, this trail leads to or begins in the Frosty Park area.
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.
Georgia Pass South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Georgia Pass has been an access route into the Breckenridge Valley for more than a century. First Indians used it then gold seekers, today the Colorado Trail leads hikers over the pass.
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.
Gramp's Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Gramp's Trail, #657, leads 2.7 miles southwest from Rampart Range Road to Trail 675. The trailhead for this intermediate connector lies 5.75 miles south of Highway 67 on Rampart Range Road.
Hagerman Pass Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Visitors traveling the entire Hagerman Pass Road from Turquoise Lake Road (Forest Road 105) to Fryingpan Lakes Road (State Highway 4) drive 22.5 miles.
Halfmoon Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The bike route on Halfmoon Road begins at the Mt. Massive Trailhead and ends at the Champion Mine. The ride is 11 miles round trip.
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.
Indian Creek Trail San Carlos Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The trail starts at the north end of Bear Lake; connects with Baker and Dodgeton Trails, goes over Raspberry Mountain and ends at Indian Creek Road (County Road 421).
Interlaken Interpretive Site Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This trail offers an easy walk to the historic resort cabins of Interlaken. Hikers and history buffs can visit the historic Interlaken by following the Colorado Trail along the south side of the lake.
Jones Park Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
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'.
Lakes of the Clouds Trail San Carlos Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
There is no designated parking at the trailhead but there is ample parking along the road. You follow the Rainbow Trail for 2 miles of gentle walking to the marked trailhead for Lake of the Clouds.
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.
Limber Grove Trail South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Limber Grove Trail leads from Horseshoe Campground to Fourmile Campground in the area southwest of Fairplay. The trail leads through a forest of ancient Limber Pines.
Long Hollow Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Long Hollow Trail, #649, leads 5.5 miles south from Noodle Trail, #677. The route has an intermediate rating and receives little use. It may be made into a loop ride in connection with Trout Creek Trail, #649.
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.
Manitou Park Lake Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Manitou Lake Trail, #670, encircles the 34-acre reservoir and is open to hikers and mountain bikers. It's a short trail with little elevation gain. It makes a good turnaround for individuals riding the Centennial Trail.
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.
Midland Bike Trail #1450 Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This route covers the historic, long-abandoned Midland Railroad grade. Users see traces of a bygone era --old ties, hillside cuts, telegraph poles, and stunning views of the Sawatch Range and the Collegiate Peaks.
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.
Mount Rosa Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This trail is a short but difficult climb to the summit of Mount Rosa. Please respect other users which may include hikers, mountain bikers, motorcyclists and ATV riders.
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. 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.
Noodle Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Noodle Trail, #677, is the longest trail in the Rampart Range Motorized Trail System. Consequently, it also has the most varied terrain. The trail leads 12.3 miles from Highway 67 southwest to Rampart Range Road.
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.
Overlook Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Overlook Trail, #682, leads 2.8 miles southeast from Flat Rocks Campground to Rim Road. The terrain is rated intermediate and it connects with Trails 681, 683 and 685.
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.
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).
Penrose Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Penrose Trail #665 is open to motorcycle, mountain bike, and foot traffic. The trail leads from Forest Road 370 to Forest Road 380.
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.
Pipeline Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
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.
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.
Power Line Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Power Line Trail, #690, follows power lines that run parallel to Rampart Range Road. The trail leads north-south for 7.7 miles from Highway 67 to Cabin Ridge Picnic Ground.
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.
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.
Russell Gulch Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Russell Gulch Trail, #693, leads north 6.5 miles from Sprucewood. It passes over Bear Mountain and through Russell Gulch to County Road 97 and the Platte River.
Sayers Gulch Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Sayres Gulch (Forest Road 382) is 2.1 miles in length and begins at South Fork Lake Creek Road (Forest Road 391) 2.7 miles southwest of Highway 82.
Scotty's Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Scotty's Trail, #681, leads 6.8 miles south from Forest Road 507 to Devils Head Road. This trail serves as a connecting route from northern trails in the system to southern trails in the system.
Severy Creek Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Severy Creek Trail has been closed to protect the Greenback Cutthroat Trout, an endangered species, from whirling disease.
Shelf Lake Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Shelf Lake Trail follows the Smelter Gulch drainage to Shelf Lake in a high mountain cirque. The 3.2 mile hike is on an established trail the entire distance.
Shortcut Trail San Carlos Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This trail links with Indian Creek and Dodgeton Trails and can make a nice loop with Shortcut and Dodgeton Trails.
Signal Butte Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Signal Butte Trail, #717, is a multi-use trail and connects several other trails. This beautiful 54.5 mile multi-use trail is located in the "Creeks" area north of Divide.
Slide Lake Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Slide Lake Trail is a half mile one way. It begins where Slide lake Road (Forest Developed Road 145) ends. It's an easy hike with fair fishing at the lake.
South Fork Clear Creek Four-Wheel Drive Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The South Fork of Clear Creek Road begins at Winfield and ends at the road closure just south of the Banker Mine. The road is extremely rough and recommended for high clearance vehicles only.
South Fork Lake Creek Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
South Fork Lake Creek (Forest Road 391) begins at Highway 82 about 8 miles west of Twin Lakes Village and ends at the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness boundary.
South Halfmoon Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
South Halfmoon Road is recommended for experienced four-wheel drivers only. It is very rough with a few stream crossings.
St. Kevin Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
St. Kevin Road can be used for many recreation opportunities. Four-wheel drivers, motorcyclists, mountain bikers and ATV riders can enjoy it during the summer months. Snowmobilers enjoy it during the winter.
St. Mary's Falls Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
St. Mary`s Falls cascades 250-300 feet down a solid granite wall and is about 1.6 miles from Gold Camp Road. The elevation of the falls is 8,880'.
Tomahawk Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Tomahawk Trail is located on the northern end of the Rampart Range Motorized Trail System. It leads 3.2 miles north from Forest Road 507 to Trail #686.
Trinchera Peak Trailhead San Carlos Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Access to Trinchera Peak Trailhead is located above Cuchara on the left side of Blue Lake, which is part of the Cuchara Recreation Area. There is some parking for 2 WD vehicles at the trailhead.
Trout Creek Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Trout Creek Trail, #649, leads in a 6.2 mile westward loop from Rampart Range Road. The trail passes through Trout Creek, which provides excellent fishing opportunities, but may be impassable in spring.
Waldo Canyon Loop Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Waldo Canyon Trail is an easy 7 mile loop with interpretive signs about the geology of the region along the path.
West Jefferson Trail South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
West Jefferson Trail begins in the Jefferson Lake area and climbs to Georgia Pass, 11,585'. Users can make a loop hike by following the Colorado Trail back to the campgrounds.
Willis Gulch Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This is a moderate hike with an elevation gain of 2,400 feet. The end destination is Willis Lake and a mine just beyond the lake .
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