Point Alta Vista Trail

Colorado

0 Reviews

View Trail Map
View Map
Print
Complete
Favorite
Send to App

Register for free!

Register for free with TrailLink today!

We're a non-profit all about helping you enjoy the outdoors
  • View over 30,000 of trail maps
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your own favourite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Leave reviews for trails
  • Add new and edit existing trails

Point Alta Vista Trail Facts

States: Colorado
Counties: Fremont
Length: 1.1 miles
Trail end points: County Road 3A and Point Alta Vista
Trail surfaces: Dirt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 12441504
Activities:

Photos

This trail does not have any photos yet.
Be the first to add one!

Upload Photo

Point Alta Vista Trail Description

For over 50 years, the Royal Gorge Scenic Railway, a miniature tourist train, took visitors from the Buckskin Joe Old West theme park (now closed) to the lip of the gorge, treating them to stunning views of the rugged valley and mountains. Today, that experience has been recreated for hikers and bikers, making use of the old railroad grade and redecked trestle bridges. The trail starts from the parking area just off County Road 3A and follows the gentle railroad grade to the overlook, where users can feast their eyes on the Arkansas River, the Royal Gorge Bridge and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. From the end of the trail, users can continue along Royal Gorge Park's other singletrack trails, but note that they are rated intermediate to difficult.

A couple of points to note before getting out on the trail: the trail is on an easement so please respect private property and remain on the trail.  The Point Alta Vista Trail has a natural surface that gets muddy when it rains, and it is not recommended for hiking or biking in those conditions. Also, leashed dogs are welcome but some may find the bridge decking challenging to walk on.

Parking and Trail Access

From Cañon City, take US-50 west, then turn left onto County Road 3A. Drive 1.25 miles to the parking lot on the right side. You'll find a trail map and a pedestrian gate leading to the trail.

 

Reviews

Nearby Trails

Go Unlimited Today!

  • FREE Account
  • View over 40,000 miles of trail maps
  • Post your trail reviews
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Get a free map in the app!
Register for FREE
  •  
Purchase Unlimited

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews

Log in with Google

Log in with Apple

OR

Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 30,000 miles of trail maps and more!

Register with Google

Register with Apple

OR