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    Top Spots in and near El Paso County

    • Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Bike the Garden of the Gods Loop

      5.0
      6 mi / 500 ft gain
      The Basics: Garden of the Gods is a free, public park on the Western edge of Colorado Springs. Open year round, the excellent paved roads with wide bike lanes provide road bikers with multiple loop options from 3 to 10+ miles. From casual bike riders to seasoned pros, you choose your distance and...
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    • Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Garden of the Gods Loop

      4.7
      4.28 mi / 581 ft gain
      If you are new to the area a stop by the visitor center can help to get a map of the trails and roads in the area as well as obtain a climbing permit (one is needed to climb and is free). Once you have entered the area there are multiple trails and pullouts that you can explore. Many of the trai...
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    • Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Scotsman Trail Loop

      5.0
      1.09 mi / 128 ft gain
      Scotsman Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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    • Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Run the Yucca Flats Trails at Palmer Park

      3 mi
      The Basics:It might be easy to overlook Palmer Park if you're planning an adventure outing in Colorado Springs, but definitely don't discount this inner-city oasis! It took me many years to memorize Palmer Park's confusing trail system (the trail maps don't help), but whether this will be your fi...
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    • Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Siamese Twins Loop

      4.0
      0.55 mi / 105 ft gain
      Siamese twins is about a half mile hike with little elevation gain that is a quick hike while driving the park.  The hardest thing about this is getting a parking spot to tell you the truth.  On a weekend or pretty much any summer day the five or so spots available at the trailhead are constantly...
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    • Manitou Springs, Colorado

      Walk to Rainbow Falls

      0.5 mi
      This waterfall was designated a historic site in 2016 due to its rich history dating back to the Native Americans and more recently the locals of Manitou Springs.  The bridge itself that crosses over the falls was created in the early 20th century and was an architectural marvel during the time. ...
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    • Manitou Springs, Colorado

      Manitou Springs' Mineral Springs

      5.0
      Manitou Springs is home to eight mineral springs all fairly close to the main shopping strip of Manitou. The springs were originally utilized by the Native Americans. In the 19th century, they were utilized by visitors from all over the world due to their supposed health benefits. They all taste ...
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    • Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Hike, Climb, or Bike Red Rock Open Space

      2.0
      3 mi / 300 ft gain
      Red Rock Canyon Open Space was made public in the early 00's after years of use as a quarry and landfill. Some of the stone quarried from the area have even been used in some of the downtown buildings. Getting there is straightforward, heading West on 24 there is an obvious turn off left between ...
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    • Manitou Springs, Colorado

      Hike Red Mountain

      2 mi / 750 ft gain
      The hike can be started from where the Intemann trail meets Ruxton Ave close to Iron Spring. For parking, you can park at one of the few pay-for parking along the street or park in town and take the bus up to the incline. The hike starts up what seems to be a driveway until you reach a small gate...
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    • Cascade, Colorado

      Manitou Incline

      4.7
      3.8 mi / 1949 ft gain
      If you're ready for a fitness challenge like no other, look no further than the Manitou Incline. The trail climbs the remnants of an old cog railway bed, gaining 2000 feet of elevation in less than a mile. Busy all year round, the popular trail is used by everyone from Army Rangers and Olympic ho...
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    • Cascade, Colorado

      Hike Barr Trail to Pikes Peak Summit

      5.0
      12 mi / 7400 ft gain
      Barr Trail is a 12 mile hike that travels the east face of Pikes Peak, from Manitou Springs (6700’) at the base, to the summit (14,115’). Because there are so many factors that can influence anyone’s experience of the trail (weather, fitness level, time of day, preparedness, etc.), and because ma...
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    • Manitou Springs, Colorado

      Hike Palmer Trail Loop at Section 16

      5.5 mi / 1400 ft gain
      The Section 16 trailhead can be found on lower Gold Camp Road. Almost immediately, the trail begins to rise in elevation. The grade is gentle at first but soon becomes a steep steady climb for about a mile and a half, until you reach the ridge.  Along the way, you will see many intersecting trail...
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    • Manitou Springs, Colorado

      Palmer Trail (Section 16)

      5.0
      5.51 mi / 1352 ft gain
      Palmer Trail (Section 16) is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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    • Woodland Park, Colorado

      Ski Pikes Peak

      Pikes Peak Toll Road can grant you access to a ton of super accessible backcountry skiing if you have the equipment and knowledge.  From roughly Glen Cove up to the summit of the mountain you can access terrain varying from steep chutes off the summit to easy glades in an abandoned ski resort.  T...
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    • El Paso County, Colorado

      Summit Pikes Peak via the Devils Playground Trail

      3.0
      5.5 mi / 1348 ft gain
      This portion of a trek to the Pikes Peak begins about 13,000 feet.  From the parking lot walk across the road back to the Northeast side and look for the hikers trail that begins by paralleling the road. By hiking this path you will have the time to enjoy the amazing views of the mountain range a...
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    • Divide, Colorado

      Pikes Peak National Forest Trail 375/375B

      3.91 mi / 289 ft gain
      Pikes Peak National Forest Trail 375/375B is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Divide, Colorado.
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