Hike Pulpit Rock

2.2 miles 505 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Billy DiMirra

A hidden gem in the Colorado Springs area. The park is a network of a various small trails, with the highlight being the climb to the Pulpit Rock ridge line. The top provides beautiful views Downtown Colorado Springs, the surrounding City, and Pikes Peak.

Heading South on N. Nevada Blvd. you will pass a Harley Davidson dealership on your left, about a mile after that there is a large parking lot for Pulpit Rock Park. Once you park, there is a clearly marked trailhead that will get you on your way! There are various trails you can take to get the top of Pulpit Rock, some of which will take you in a loop if you choose, or you can go out and back. The hike to the top of Pulpit is about a mile from the parking lot (the loop ending up being about 4 miles). Its a pretty easy hike great for all ages and skill levels.

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about 1 year ago

Morning Hike

Nice short hike for a beautiful view. My dog and I did this the morning of our drive home from a 4-day hiking trip. Definitely a good last minute stop with some great photo opportunities when the sun comes up!

over 2 years ago

Pulpit Rock

Fun adventure. Multiple trails leading various spots. Watch for snakes.

about 3 years ago

Easy Hike With Awesome View

The hike is easy, took less than 25 minutes to get to the top. And the views of the city are beautiful!

over 3 years ago

Pretty Easy And Rewarding Hike

Some of the side trails are pretty uphill, but the main trails are insanely easy. it's fun to climb on the rocks and the views are awesome. all in all the hike is pretty rewarding.

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almost 4 years ago

A gem in the middle of COS

Not only are the views of the city and Pikes Peak top notch from Pulpit Rock, but the neighboring Austin Bluffs Open Space is also a great place to play and explore, whether running, hiking with dogs/kids, or mountain biking! It is an extremely under-utilized area, so you avoid crowds, but the trail maintenance in areas is often lacking (erosion, overgrowth).

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