Colorado Springs offer endless opportunities for outdoor adventures and family fun. It doesn’t matter what your fitness or skill levels are, the five best hikes around Colorado Springs are the perfect opportunity to experience the area at its most sensational.
If you’re planning on hiking around Colorado Springs, be sure to check out these Colorado Springs hiking trails.
Horsethief Falls/Pancake Rocks
There are three main trails in Horsethief park which can be found just off Highway 67. Get a good look at the beaver ponds or head off on the Pancake Rocks trail where you will climb through several switchbacks and take in the amazing views west and south towards Cripple creek.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park
This is one of the most recent additions to Colorado’s state park system. The park lies right under Cheyenne Mountain and offers some 20 miles of trails that vary in difficulty. Along the trails you will encounter pines and rock gardens, stunning Limekiln Valley views and possibly even an owl or two.
Manitou Reservoir Trail
If you want to take a hike away from the crowds, this is the trail for you. The path of the trail descends to the base of Manitou Reservoir and you can carry on along several different paths. This is a slightly more challenging hike.
Red Rock Canyon
You will find Red Rock Canyon Open Space just south of US-24, between Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs. There are plenty of trails to choose from along the canyons and some fantastic views of Garden of the Gods await. There are also off-leash dog loops and a free riding bicycle area.
This moderate trail begins in the town of Green Mountain Falls, climbing all the way up to the South Catamount Reservoir. Once you get to the top of the switchbacks on the hike you enter a soft grassy area, Garden of Eden. You can then continue along the creek and over to the South Catamount Reservoir dam. The trails in this area are fairly easy-going.
Cheyenne Mountain Resort is the perfect place to spend the evening, rest and rejuvenate before heading out on your next trail adventure. We look forward to welcoming you!