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    Top Spots in and near Green Mountain Falls

    • Green Mountain Falls, Colorado

      Hike Crystal Falls Trail to Crystal Creek Reservoir

      5.25 mi / 1750 ft gain
      The Basics: The little town of Green Mountain Falls often gets overlooked as motorists speed up Highway 24 to Woodland Park and beyond. However, big hiking opportunities abound here. The town probably has as many miles of hiking trails as it has miles of paved roads! Being on the base of Pikes Pe...
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    • El Paso County, Colorado

      Hike to the top of Castle Rock

      5.0
      2 mi / 800 ft gain
      The Basics: If you've never been to Green Mountain Falls, you're missing out! This tiny mountain hamlet, just off Hwy 24 before Woodland Park, hosts a vibrant collection of local shops and eateries around its community lake. It is also home to many lesser-known hiking trails, including the H.B. W...
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    • Cascade, Colorado

      Photograph Rampart Range Road

      4.7
      20 mi
      From the starting point near Balanced Rock in Garden of the Gods, Rampart Range Road turns to dirt and begins a steady climb into the foothills west of Colorado Springs. Though dirt, the road is well-graded and perfectly suitable for passenger cars in good weather. As the road climbs, you'll trav...
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    • Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Camp along Rampart Range Road

      Along Rampart Range Road there are about 30 free BLM camping spots that offer scenic views of Pikes Peak and the surrounding forest. The road in is about 6 miles of gravel, however a 2WD Sedan was able to make the journey just fine! The camping spots are designated by a pre-existing fire ring and...
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    • Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Paddle Rampart Reservoir

      Rampart Reservoir is located off of Rampart Range Road and is boat accessible from Spring until Fall. It has a boat ramp for motorized as well as human powered boats. There are vault toilets nearby. It is a nice place to spend the day paddling at close to 9,000 ft elevation. Just be prepared for ...
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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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    • Woodland Park, Colorado

      Lowell Gulch Upper and Lower Ridge Trail

      4.0
      4.45 mi / 719 ft gain
      Lowell Gulch Upper and Lower Ridge Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Woodland Park, Colorado.
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    • Woodland Park, Colorado

      Lovell Gulch Trail

      5.22 mi / 814 ft gain
      Lovell Gulch Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Woodland Park, Colorado.
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Hike to Blodgett Peak

      3.0
      4.5 mi / 2325 ft gain
      Getting There Google Maps + "Blodgett Peak Open Space"= Easy Peasy. The parking lot only accommodates 11 cars with a one of those reserved for handicap.  A port-a-potty is the only facility available at the trail head, so plan accordingly. The Hike Starting out at about 7,000 feet the first mile ...
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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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    • 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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    Camping and Lodging in Green Mountain Falls

    South Meadows
    Woodland Park, Colorado

    South Meadows

    Pike Community
    Woodland Park, Colorado

    Pike Community

    Painted Rocks
    Woodland Park, Colorado

    Painted Rocks

    Manitou Lake Pavilion
    Woodland Park, Colorado

    Manitou Lake Pavilion

    Cripple Creek KOA Holiday
    Cripple Creek, Colorado

    Cripple Creek KOA Holiday

    Cove Campground
    Florissant, Colorado

    Cove Campground

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Green Mountain Falls

    6 Reasons why the Manitou Incline is Colorado's holy grail of cardio

    6 Reasons why the Manitou Incline is Colorado's holy grail of cardio

    Jennifer Broome

    Explore Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs

    Explore Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs

    The Outbound Collective

    The 8 Best Winter Overnight Adventures In Colorado

    The 8 Best Winter Overnight Adventures In Colorado

    Jason Hatfield

    25 Beautiful Alpine Lakes in Colorado

    25 Beautiful Alpine Lakes in Colorado

    The Outbound Collective

    The Top 10 Places For Fall Leaves In Colorado

    The Top 10 Places For Fall Leaves In Colorado

    Eric Schuette