Colorado Springs, CO Hiking Trails and Maps

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Arkansas River Trail (Pueblo)

10.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Arkansas Riverwalk Trail

7 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Austin Bluffs Trail

2.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Baldwin Gulch Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Bear Creek Trail (Colorado Springs)

1.4 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Briargate Trail

2.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

C-470 Bikeway

36 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Castle North Trail

0.82 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

40 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Gravel

Cook Creek Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Cottonwood Creek Trail (CO)

6.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Gravel

Crews Gulch Regional Trail

2.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

East Plum Creek Trail

6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Foothills Trail (CO)

6.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Fountain Creek Regional Trail

10.8 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Fountain Creek Trail

4.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Hangman's Gulch Trail

1.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Happy Canyon Trail

4.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

71 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

Historic Arkansas Riverwalk

0.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete
Accordion

Homestead Trail (CO)

9.7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

LaForet Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt

Lake Minnequa Trail

2.75 mi
State: CO
Gravel

Legacy Loop

10 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Manitou Incline

1 mi
State: CO
Boardwalk, Dirt

Mesa Springs Greenway

2.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Mesa Valley Trail

1.7 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Midland Trail

2.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Narrow Gauge Trail (CO)

2 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

17 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand

Newlin Gulch Trail

1.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

North Douglas Creek Trail

1.25 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Palmer Mesa Trail

3.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Pikes Peak Greenway Trail

15 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Pueblo Reservoir Trail

8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Rock Island Trail (CO)

14.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Rockrimmon Trail

1.3 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone

Runyon Lake Trail

1.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Sand Creek Trail

9.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Shooks Run Trail

3.9 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Sinton Trail

2.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Skyline Trail

1.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Stetson Trail

2.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Sulphur Gulch Trail

4.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Tallman Gulch Trail

3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Templeton Gap Trail

4.42 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Thomas Phelps Creek Trail

0.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Upper Gold Camp Road

15 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Wildhorse Creek Trail

1 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail

6.1 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Woodmen Trail

2.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Arkansas River Trail begins in the heart of Pueblo and heads westward along the river to Lake Pueblo State Park, which is brimming with recreational amenities, including campgrounds, fishing...
CO 10.1 mi Concrete
Cañon City, Colorado, is a recreation destination popular with whitewater rafters and rock climbers. Two notable attractions also bring visitors to the city: the nearby Royal Gorge Bridge spans the...
CO 7 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Students of the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs will appreciate the Austin Bluffs Trail. It runs through the campus, connecting the north and east sides of the school. The trail travels...
CO 2.1 mi Concrete
The Baldwin Gulch Trail stretches for two miles between Pine Drive and the Cherry Creek Regional Trail, which stretches 40 miles through three counties. The trail is concrete and follows the alignment...
CO 2 mi Concrete
Just south of downtown Colorado Springs, the Bear Creek Trail provides a short connection from Bear Creek Regional Park to Interstate 25. On the other side of the highway, you can pick up the Pikes...
CO 1.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Briargate Trail is located in northern Colorado Springs, beginning at the athletic fields of John Stone Park. From there, this pleasant trail travels southeast through residential areas for just...
CO 2.5 mi Concrete
The C-470 Bikeway—also known as the C-470 Trail and Centennial Trail in Douglas County—provides open views of the Colorado foothills as it follows the southwestern segment of Denver's beltway. Along...
CO 36 mi Concrete
The Castle North Trail provides a safe, non-motorized connection between the Castle Rock Community Recreation Center and Castle North Park. The paved pathway cuts right through the heart of the...
CO 0.82 mi Asphalt
The Cherry Creek Regional Trail is a picturesque 40-mile route that begins in downtown Denver and connects suburban and rural Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, including the communities of Parker,...
CO 40 mi Concrete, Gravel
The Cook Creek Trail is a short, paved trail located in the suburban community of Lone Tree. The trail originates in Cook Creek Park, home to a local pool, tennis courts, and a portion of the Willow...
CO 2 mi Concrete
The Cottonwood Creek Trail stretches over 6 miles across northern Colorado Springs with a mix of residential views and open vistas. At Rangewood Drive, the trail forks; the northern branch runs along...
CO 6.1 mi Concrete, Gravel
The Crews Gulch Regional Trail travels through the community of Security-Widefield, southeast of Colorado Springs. Thanks to its proximity to Fort Carson, the area residents are largely military...
CO 2.7 mi Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
The East Plum Creek Trail begins in a field across the street from the Native Legend Open Space. It goes through an underpass under Meadows Blvd near Castle Rock Middle School. The next few miles of...
CO 6 mi Asphalt
The Foothills Trail runs along Colorado Springs' western border at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains. You'll begin near Oak Valley Ranch Park and travel south along an irrigation channel,...
CO 6.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Update: Several areas on the Fountain Creek Regional Trail have been impacted by flooding issues. Two repair projects have been scheduled in the first part of 2018 and sections of the trail near...
CO 10.8 mi Dirt
The Fountain Creek Trail follows its namesake creek through the northeastern neighborhoods of Pueblo. At its southern end, the paved pathway ties into the Arkansas River Trail, which runs east-west...
CO 4.7 mi Concrete
The Hangman’s Gulch Trail runs along Hangman’s Gulch, a dry stream in Castle Rock. The trail starts at Castle Rock Recreation Center, where it connects to the Woodlands Bowl Open Space on the other...
CO 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Happy Canyon Trail runs for just over 4 miles through the communities of Centennial, Cottonwood and Parker on the southern outskirts of Denver. To the north, the trail begins at in the Cherry...
CO 4.3 mi Concrete
The High Line Canal Trail is a popular stretch of path through Denver's southside suburbs, winding for 71 miles between Aurora and Roxborough State Park. The trail is owned and operated by Denver...
CO 71 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
The Historic Arkansas Riverwalk, also known as the Pueblo Riverwalk, offers a beautiful waterfront retreat on the south end of Pueblo’s downtown. The trail is part of the 32-acre Historic Arkansas...
CO 0.7 mi Concrete
Accordion
The Homestead Trail winds its way through Colorado Springs, intersecting with some of the area's most prominent trails as it goes. The trail currently exists in two close but disconnected pieces. The...
CO 9.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
Two segments of the LaForet Trail are currently complete, offering 2 miles of pathway in northern Colorado Springs, just outside the United States Air Force Academy. The western segment is a...
CO 2 mi Concrete, Dirt
Southwest of downtown Pueblo, the Lake Minnequa Trail offers an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with a flat, gravel pathway that rings a lake and offers views of ponds and wetlands. This rich...
CO 2.75 mi Gravel
The Legacy Loop is a ten-mile system of greenways ringing around downtown Colorado Springs. The trails serve to highlight the waterways and picturesque landscape that are such a core part of the...
CO 10 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Notice: Reservations are required to hike the Manitou Trail, as a precaution to limit the spread of COVID-19. Reservations can be placed on the city's website.  The Manitou Incline is a very...
CO 1 mi Boardwalk, Dirt
The Mesa Springs Greenway is a north-south route along the western side of Interstate 25. A sound wall between the highway and the trail helps makes the journey more pleasant. The pathway is also wide...
CO 2.6 mi Concrete
Situated in the northwestern corner of Colorado Springs, the Mesa Valley Trail travels through largely open areas to Sondermann Park. In the park, you will travel through woodlands along Mesa Creek....
CO 1.7 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Midland Trail runs between Manitou Springs and America the Beautiful Park near I-25. The urban corridor mainly follows the course of Fountain Creek, paralleling US 24 (Cimarron St.). The first...
CO 2.6 mi Concrete
Gaining only 200+ feet in elevation, the Narrow Gauge Trail is in Pine Valley Ranch Park, a beautiful open space near the mountain community of Pine, Colorado. The trail follows the north bank of the...
CO 2 mi Crushed Stone
The New Santa Fe Regional Trail provides a scenic journey along the front range of the mountains, from Palmer Lake Recreation Area in northern El Paso County through the U.S. Air Force Academy in...
CO 17 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand
The Newlin Gulch Trail connects residents in west Parker to two regional recreational amenities: The 64-acre Challenger Regional Park; and the Cherry Creek Regional Trail which covers 40 miles across...
CO 1.8 mi Concrete
Although just over a mile long, the North Douglas Creek Trail provides access to one of Colorado Springs' natural treasures: Ute Valley Park. The trail begins at the intersection of Vindicator and...
CO 1.25 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
The Palmer Mesa multiuse pathway is about 3.5 miles of paved and unpaved trail in Colorado Springs. The trail kicks off in Blair Bridge Open Space, splitting off from the Foothills Trail and winding...
CO 3.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Pikes Peak Greenway Trail runs throughout Colorado Springs, from just south of the United States Air Force Academy to the El Pomar Youth Sports Park. The popular trail connects at both ends to...
CO 15 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Pueblo Reservoir Trail is a hard surface trail extending from the west end of the Arkansas River Trail along the north shore of Lake Pueblo. Lake Pueblo State Park is home to a reservoir on the...
CO 8 mi Concrete
About an hour south of Denver, the Rock Island Trail offers a nearly 15-mile pathway in two disconnected segments in El Paso County. Future plans call for linking the two sections for a seamless trail...
CO 14.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Rockrimmon Trail, named for the Colorado Springs neighborhood in which it lies, begins in Foothills Park, adjacent to Foothills Elementary School. From there, the crushed-stone trail winds its way...
CO 1.3 mi Crushed Stone
The Runyon Lake Trail encircles Runyon Lake within a state wildlife area in eastern Pueblo. The 5-acre lake is fed by the Arkansas River, which runs along the southern end of the lake. The lake is...
CO 1.7 mi Concrete
The Sand Creek Trail cuts a diagonal path along the creek through commercial and residential areas of southeastern Colorado Springs.  The  first segment trail begins its 5-mile journey north at...
CO 9.2 mi Concrete
The paved Shooks Run Trail runs north–south along Shooks Run Creek near downtown Colorado Springs. It is one of the easier bike paths in the area; however, runs slightly downhill from north to south....
CO 3.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Sinton Trail runs just shy of 3 miles in northern Colorado Springs. Begin your journey at the Gossage Youth Sports Complex on Mark Dabling Boulevard. From there, you'll travel northwest along...
CO 2.9 mi Concrete
The Skyline Trail offers rolling hill climbs through the community of Briargate in northeastern Colorado Springs. It begins at Research Parkway and travels south until it ends at an electric...
CO 1.5 mi Concrete
The Stetson Trail is a concrete pathway through residential neighborhoods that stretches 2 miles across northeastern Colorado Springs. It closely follows the south side of Stetson Hills Boulevard. As...
CO 2.6 mi Concrete
The Sulphur Gulch Trail is a concrete hike-and-bike path in Parker, Colorado, 20 miles southeast of the state's capital. The trail acts as a feeder, a way for Parker residents to connect to the...
CO 4.9 mi Concrete
Tallman Gulch Trail is a linear trail along one of Parker's watercourses. The concrete trail is open for multiple uses including jogging, biking, walking dogs and pushing strollers. The trail curves...
CO 3 mi Concrete
The Templeton Gap Trail is one of many trails that make up Colorado Springs' robust trail network. The Templeton Gap Trail itself connects to both the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail and Sinton Trail in the...
CO 4.42 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Thomas Phelps Creek Trail in Pueblo offers a pleasant pathway from the north end of Runyon Lake, past the Runyon Field Sports Complex, to Gateway Park. From the park, travelers can access the...
CO 0.8 mi Concrete
Upper Gold Camp Road charts a circuitous route through the Pike National Forest, following the route of old mining trains. The route was forged in the 1880s then later improved for cars. But a tunnel...
CO 15 mi Dirt, Gravel, Sand
This neighborhood trail connects W 18th to the Arkansas River Trail in Pueblo, Colorado. The trail passes through Pete Jimenez Park and imitates the course of the Wildhorse Creek south to the Arkansas...
CO 1 mi Dirt
The Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail is a six mile, paved and soft-surface trail that runs along a creekbed in the suburban area around Centennial. The trail begins in the north outside the Holly Park...
CO 6.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Woodmen Trail provides an east-west route through commercial and residential areas in northern Colorado Springs.  It begins by an electric substation just south of Briargate Boulevard and follows...
CO 2.4 mi Concrete

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Recent Trail Reviews

Upper Gold Camp Road

amazing view

August, 2020 by mickeybiosense

Amazing trail I highly suggest. First tunnel closed follow the path created to go over the tunnel. Carry bike takes 10 minutes over mountain over few rocks and stream. This is worth it views are amazing. Note when starting trail it’s 1000 feet biking up the trail before you desend on other side totally worth. Take breaks. Tunnels are a little scary it’s not lit so bring mountain bikes flash lights.

Sand Creek Trail

Homeless, dirt patches, run down, and more

August, 2020 by asevans48

The trail is nice from its Northern starting point near Sand Creek Elementary to Chelton road. The next patch after this is paved to a barrier erected by the homeless leading directly into a homeless camp all the way to the Hancock Expressway. You have to skate/ride through the camp. After that, the path becomes a mix of unkept dirt patches and homeless people past the jail to the sports park and connection with the Front Range Trail.

As a skater, I had a better time on the Front Range Trail/Pikes Peak Regional Greenway (South/North at the park). That part is dirt and requires the large wheels of a tri-skate.

As with all Colorado Springs trails, you will be dissapointed. 0/5 for 90 % 5/5 for 1/4 of a mile.

Sulphur Gulch Trail

Nice!

August, 2020 by matt.culpepper.961

Nice paved path from the Parker outskirts to the Cherry Creek Trl

Accordion

Rock Island Trail (CO)

Unkept, broken benches, could be great

August, 2020 by asevans48

This trail needs serious maintenance work. There is a pile of dirt under every bridge. Handrails are down as well between Galley and Murray. The concrete is broken beyond the point of being called concrete between Shooks Run and the newer trail. This is a commuter trail that no one cares about. It was nice to commute down the Cherry Creek Trail to work in Denver and from Denver to Englewood/Chatfield. I could even skate those trails they were so well taken care of. Hopefully, someone starts to take care of Shooks Run, the Legacy Loop, and the Rock Island trail. It could make the city more appealing to start ups, making the commute to Denver less of a necessity ($97 per day spent outside city limits on gas/food/car wear and tear).

If Colorado Springs took a little more care of and updated its trail system, you could actually commute to work without using a car. Sadly, that is impossible with the state of this system.

Rating:

0.5/5 stars

Shooks Run Trail

Broken Concrete, Unkept, Crosses Multiple streest

August, 2020 by asevans48

I am a fitness skater who loves speed. This trail is worse than every trail but prats of the Highline Canal Trail in Westminster, CO. Moved here last week and was looking for a 5-star trail system like the one in Denver. This one is a full-star unlike the 1/2 star Rock Island. Do not skate here without SUV skates or large wheels, preferably the latter to avoid flats

Pros:
- Some cool restaurants and an ice cream place along the way
- Covers nicer neighborhoods in the city

Cons:
- Have to cross major and minor roads every 1/10 - 1/4 mile
- Parks along route need some serious care
- Major chunks of concrete missing
- Dirt under the legacy loop bridge that never gets cleaned up
- Dirty
- Broken concrete in patches

Skates:
Powerslide Next 110 (big wheeled skate)

Does this city care about the park system? You can get from Denver to Aurora, Chatfield to Golden on some of the nicest sidewalk. Here it feels like the last time anyone paved a trail or removed and power washed the dirt away was 1995. There is 1 nice section though with a new sidewalk between the bridge and Tasty Freeze. Could be such a great skate/run/biking trail. They will need to enhance the trails to compete with the quality of life in the state.

Rating:
1/5

Sinton Trail

West to east it is a great downhill delight that makes you feel like you are not in a city.

July, 2020 by nardclaar

West to east it is a great downhill delight that makes you feel like you are not in a city.

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

great trail

July, 2020 by hnwagner1124

Parked at the trail head off Woodman Road. Very nice trail. Some ups on loose rock and gravel. There are spots that had a fair bit of sand to pedal through. I would suggest Mountain or Gravel bike for this trail. Would ride again! Super fun and really nice scenery!

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

rollerblading

June, 2020 by sabine.baker1

Love this trail. Here on vacation, no bike on hand just rollerblades. Started on Sulphur Gulsh trail in Parker. Trail was closed and had to follow a detour sign, which went right by a Sonic ¿¿ The entire trail was ash asphalt but one of the hills after Cherry Creek Park was too steep. I had to walk it down. Lots of bicycle, most of them with great trail etiquette giving me a warning shout or bell.

C-470 Bikeway

Parking?

June, 2020 by michael.van.ellis

Live in Highlands Ranch and am not at all comfortable with street bike lanes on Quebec St. to access C-470 bile trail. Is anyone aware of public parking in my area with direct access to the trail?

Legacy Loop

Morning walk

June, 2020 by azshax

Nice morning walk in an urban setting. Good way to view different neighborhoods.

Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail

Beautiful trail but not great for inline skating

May, 2020 by parked

This is a really beautiful trail. I ran it so as to scout out inline skating trails. It's not 100% ok for inline skating. Many parts are dirt/gravel. Some parts are old asphalt with lots of cracks etc. Some areas, when going under roadways, have steep decline/incline. Did someone actually inline skate this before rating?

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

Highline Canal from Waterton to Redstone Park

May, 2020 by cari.risby

The trail is not well marked and at mile 8.6 it just ends. There are no trespassing signs through a farm and this is the only way to cut through back to Titan. Then you have to dangerously navigate running along titan and highway 85 for about a mile before seeing the trail again. To get back on your must go into deep gully, cross railroad tracks and then it’s fine. Need an adrenaline rush on 85, go for it otherwise get on a different location if you are planning to go more than 8.6 miles.

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