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.
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, […]
This old rail bed leads from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek. The rail grade makes it a fairly gradual climb through the mountains and some beautiful terrain. You'll go through multiple tunnels so bring a light if you're afraid of the dark. After you've had enough riding, turn around for the quick descent back to the parking lot. About the first 10 miles of the road is closed to vehicular traffic (except dirt bikes, ATVs, etc.) but the rest shares the road with cars. If you're a wuss you can shuttle vehicles to make this an all downhill ride. Several trails diverge from this road as well.
Near Woodland Park | 4.5 Miles | Easy | 9,242 Feet FS Road 346, Hotel Gulch, is located within the Pike National Forest approximately 25 miles northwest of Colorado Springs and nine miles north of Woodland Park. The Pike National Forest contains hundreds of trails which provide a broad spectrum of outdoor recreational opportunities. This […]
Near Penrose | .28 Miles | Very Hard | 5,861 Feet Part of one of the toughest rock crawling trail systems in the state. It’s short, but breaking and body damage is likely. The trail runs through a skinny canyon filled with lots of rocks and boulders. The obstacle this trail is known for is […]
Near Colorado Springs | 5 Miles | Moderate | 803 Ft. Gain | North Cheyenne Canyon Mt. Buckhorn Trail is one of the more popular trails near the North Cheyenne Canon Park. The trail forms a portion of Captain Jack’s Trail, a popular mountain biking trail. Off road users and mountain bikes love this trail, especially […]
Mount Herman Road, Monument, CO
Near Monument | 11 Miles | Easy | 9,150 Feet Mount Herman Road is an excellent way to get up to Rampart Range Road from the I-25 corridor. There are awesome views of the valley and beyond to Monument on the way up the winding dirt trail. Be sure to check out some of the […]
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