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    Top Spots in and near El Paso County

    • Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Mt. Cutler Trail

      5.0
      1.79 mi / 561 ft gain
      This is a quick hike to add to the list if you're making a trip to the Cheyenne Canon area. Parking is limited to about 15 cars and fills up fast so be sure to start early or the first part of your hike might start from a further parking or pull-off along the road. This is the same parking lot a...
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    • Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Mt. Muscoco Trail

      4.8
      3.66 mi / 1453 ft gain
      The Basics: Mt. Muscoco (8020 ft.) is one of the easier summits in the Colorado Springs Front Range area, and you are quickly rewarded with 360 degree views after climbing 1.8 miles and 1,400 feet. The path is well-defined and maintained after it was reconstructed in 2015. Pack water and a light ...
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    • Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Hike the Saint Mary's Falls Trail

      5.0
      6 mi / 1500 ft gain
      This moderately difficult hike is a total of 6 miles, with a 1500' incline. You start from the parking lot off Gold Camp Road that intersects with High Drive, and start hiking up the part of Gold Camp Road that is closed off to vehicles. You will see a few trails stemming off from this main road,...
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    • Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Snowshoe to St. Mary's Falls

      6.5 mi / 1500 ft gain
      After reaching the Gold Camp parking lot, strap on your snow shoes and head west past the gated road continuing on Gold Camp. The road will continue west for half a mile before passing the Seven Falls trailhead and turning east for another half a mile.At the collapsed tunnel, Gold Camp Road ends....
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    • Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Hike the Seven Bridges Trail

      4.0
      4.75 mi / 1600 ft gain
      Follow North Cheyenne Creek through the canyon as it forms several cascades along the way. Due to water levels, spring is an especially good time for this hike. Most turn around just past the seventh bridge, where the trail starts to disappear.
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    • Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Helen Hunt Falls & Silver Cascades

      4.0
      0.65 mi / 272 ft gain
      Park at the log-cabin visitor's center on North Cheyenne Canyon Rd just before it turns into Gold Camp Rd. I definitely recommend arriving early, as the parking lot fills up quickly. Helen Hunt Falls is in sight of the parking area, and another 1/3 mile past that you'll run into Silver Cascades. ...
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    • Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Hike to St. Mary's Falls

      3.6
      3.2 mi
      From the parking area, follow the trail as it heads up towards the falls. The last mile, in particular, makes for a decent uphill challenge. This hike and waterfall are great for showing family and friends.
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    • Divide, Colorado

      Summit The Crags

      4.6
      7.9 mi / 1379 ft gain
      As you drive past Mueller state park (on the right), about 1/4 mile down the road you will see a small wooden sign for "The Crags" You will take a left there and follow the road about 1.5 miles, past the first stop, which is the Raspberry Mountain Trailhead, until you come to a fork in the road a...
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    • Divide, Colorado

      Hike to Raspberry Mountain

      5.0
      5.2 mi / 900 ft gain
      Take US-24 west and turn left at traffic light in Divide. Drive south on US-67 for about 4 miles. Turn left to CR-62 right after you pass the entrance to Mueller State park on the right. Drive about a mile on the dirt road and you will see the new trailhead parking lot on the left side.Once you p...
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    • Divide, Colorado

      Hike to Brook Pond

      4.0
      4.74 mi
      This hike begins at the east side of the Visitor's Center parking lot. The Visitor's Center keeps a record of any recent wildlife sightings, so its a good idea to check in the building if your goal is to see some animals. Otherwise, head to the end of the parking lot and take trail #5 down the hi...
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    • Sedalia, Colorado

      Hike Devils Head Fire Lookout

      4.7
      2.8 mi / 951 ft gain
      This is one of my favorite hikes near Denver and the lookout itself is over 100 years old! On the road to the trailhead there are many spots for camping and other activities.From Sedalia, CO head down Highway 67 for about 10 miles. Turn south onto Rampart Range Rd and continue for about 9.5 miles...
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    • Franktown, Colorado

      Hike the Canyon View Nature Trail, Castlewood Canyon

      4.5
      2.4 mi
      This is a well maintained, easy trail best hiked in spring and fall. Conditions make this trail great for families. The park is also popular for bird watching and rock climbing.
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    • Franktown, Colorado

      Inner Canyon Trail

      5.0
      2.17 mi / 213 ft gain
      The Inner Canyon Trail begins at the Canyon Point Parking Lot. There are a few trails that leave from this lot, so make sure you're following signs for "K."  Right away, you'll descend down a few dozen stairs into the canyon itself. You'll quickly cross a bridge and be on your way. This trail is...
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    • Franktown, Colorado

      Lake Gulch & Inner Canyon Loop Trail

      4.0
      1.85 mi / 203 ft gain
      This loop is a combination of two different trails - the Lake Gulch Trail (L) and the Inner Canyon Trail (K). Both of these trails leave from the Canyon Point Parking Lot, inside the east entrance to the park.  I personally like the Inner Canyon Trail a lot more, so I like to start off from the ...
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    • Divide, Colorado

      Hike to Rock Pond

      4.0
      4.76 mi
      This hike begins at the east side of the Visitor's Center parking lot. The Visitor's Center keeps a record of any recent wildlife sightings, so its a good idea to check in the building if your goal is to see some animals. Otherwise, head to the end of the parking lot and take trail #5 down the hi...
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    • Woodland Park, Colorado

      Climb at Turkey Rocks

      5.0
      Looking for a place to hone your crack climbing technique?  Turkey Rocks is the place with some old school ethics and stiff grades. Turkey can be accessed from the town of Westcreek north of Woodland Park.  From here, head west on Abbey Road and then south on West Creek Ave.  About a mile down t...
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