There are a myriad of outdoor recreational activities available in the Pikes Peak region. Listed below are some of the popular activities that our community has learned to love and share. Simply click on an activity to find out more and start planning your next adventure!
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Our region is an epicenter for a countless amount of diverse outdoor recreation. A major reason we are able to support so many different activities is because of the unique geography of our area, and the support for the outdoor recreation industry from our community. Click on one of the places below for a comprehensive list of areas in our region that fit in that category, along with a map to help direct you. If you want to see some of our favorites, use the "Staff Picks" icon to filter and guide you.
1910 Rimwood Dr., Colorado Springs, CO
Near Colorado Springs | 10 Miles | Moderate | Austin Bluffs Open Space This 500-acre parcel includes land from the University Park Open Space, Pulpit Rock Park and Austin Bluffs Park. The Open Space includes paved and gravel trails with great views of the mountains and the city. This was one of the earliest open […]
Ride up High Drive to the top (you'll know when you get there). Take the trail up to the right and continue to climb. You'll end up climbing about 2200 feet in about the first 4.5 miles. Take the right fork each time you have a choice and eventually you'll end up back on High Drive for the fast ride back to your car. This trail is similar to Captain Jack's but not quite as eroded or deep with gravel. There are some awesome stream crossings on the descent and some fairly technical sections (though nothing too difficult). A grueling climb but an awesome singletrack descent through the forest.
This is a wide, gravel, beginner's level trail I ride with my daughters quite often. There are several different loops you can do and even a few short sections of singletrack hidden here and there.
This place has some good hills and wide trails. Alot of hikers and joggers use these trails, not to mention the people with the dogs. There is some singletrack here that is closed to bikes but is well worth the ride if you are feeling gnarley. Use these trails to connect with Gold Camp Rd. and Captain Jack's for a nice long ride.
Trail starts as a fireroad and climbs. You can do an up and back to a water tower which is about 2 miles total. Not technical but good little quick climb. Another option is to take a left at double-track about 1/4 mile before the water tower. Take this up and stay to the right, you will be above the water tower. Keep going and you get to a point where you pickup your bike and carry it for about 10-20 minutes. You will eventually T a trail which run's parallel to the mountain (you can see it from where you parked). Go right and it is an awesome singletrack downhill with a lot of big rocks to pay attention to and some tight turns and fairly steep drops. You will eventually cross into Air Force Academy. At first major trail intersection (double track) go right. You go downhill and then up. Open and close first gate. Keep heading south and you will hit second gate (I usually bunnyhop through the left side) and then into a subdivision. At road head left and then you will hit Woodmen, head right and you will hit your ride in about 3 minutes.
Captain Jacks Trail Head (Trail 665)
Near Colorado Springs | 3.4 Miles | Moderate | North Cheyenne Canyon This is a true multi-use trail (hiking, mtb, horses, and moto’s). Moto’s have recently been let back on this classic trail so be on the lookout and keep your ears open for them. The trail is wide singletrack, […]
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