Local Hiking and Mountain Biking

Barr Trail (Pikes Peak)

Barr Trail is a 12+ mile (one-way) hike gaining over 7,800 vertical feet from Manitou Springs to the 14,115-foot summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain.

Mount Cutler

Mt. Cutler Trail is located just a few miles southwest of downtown Colorado Springs in North Cheyenne Canon Park. Along the way you’ll see great views of Stratton Open Space, Seven Falls and Will Rogers Shrine. Enjoy this great hike with views.

Crags Trail

The Crags Trail is a wonderful 4.2 mile hike in Pike National Forest in nearby Divide, CO that is great for families and dogs. At the end of the trail, you are sitting at the top of a mountain with breath-taking views of the Rocky Mountains and Crystal Reservoir.

Bear Creek Nature Center

Hike the foothills, search for mule deer, and discover Bear Creek! Scrub oak thicket, ponderosa pine forests, meadows, a mountain creek, and abundant foothills wildlife.

Mount Muscoco

A one way trail that parallels N. Cheyenne Canon Road along the Mt. Cutler trail and then heads west at the trail intersection of Mt. Cutler saddle. See great views of Stratton Open Space and 360 degree views of Colorado Springs.

Stanley Canyon

Stanley Canyon Trail is located within the grounds of the US Air Force Academy. It is a steep hike that leads to a beautiful mountain reservoir.

Catamount Trail

Catamount Trail is a 6 mile round trip hike from Green Mountain Falls to Catamount Reservoir. It is a moderately difficult hike and pet friendly.

The Broadmoor Seven Falls

Broadmoor Seven Falls is 224 steps up a series of waterfalls. Take the steps to hiking trails and streams that feed the 181 foot drop of falling water at the falls. Seven Falls; the only Colorado waterfall on the National Geographic’s list of international wonders.

Intemann Trail

With several established trail links for hikers to explore, experience stunning views that surround the foothills of Manitou Springs. Considered an easy to medium trail. Easy to hike but the total distance does increase the difficulty if the whole trail is done in one day.

Rainbow Gulch

This trail begins just outside of Rampart Reservoir and proceeds to the Reservoir through wooded forests.Read More

Palmer Park & Off-Leash Dog Park

737-acre wildlife preserve offering hiking, biking sports fields on a mesa overlooking the city. Enclosed dog park as well as separate off-leash area with incredible views.

Centennial Trail

The Centennial Trail is a wide, paved trail that parallels State Hwy 67 and travels from Woodland Park to the Manitou Lakes Recreation Area. Gentle grades make this trail great for bicycling or hiking with the family.