Lake Moraine Trail

This new trail, open to the public August 31, 2018, is referred to as the “missing link.” It connects Mountain View Trail near Barr Camp and Captain Jacks Trail, Forest Service trail 667, in North Cheyenne Canyon.

Getting to the Lake Moraine Trail requires quite a bit of work due to its remote location. It’s about 6 miles up Barr Trail from Manitou Springs to the Mountain View trail and then a bit more than a half mile to the Lake Moraine Trail. It’s about the same distance if you come down Barr Trail from the summit of Pikes Peak, and also about 6 miles from the Elk Park Trailhead, about a mile and a half past Glen Cove on the Pikes Peak Highway. If you want to approach if from North Cheyenne Canyon, it’s more than 10 miles — all uphill — from the intersection of Bear Creek Road, Lower Gold Camp Road and High Drive, up trails 666, 776 and then 667 to where it meets the Lake Moraine trail. Add in the just over 4 miles of the trail itself, and then the return, and you’re looking at a hike of more than 20 miles. Another alternate route would be to take trail 701 from Frosty’s Park, near the base of Mt Rosa, to trail 667 and turn left until you get to the Lake Moraine Trail. You can do it as an overnight backpacking trip by camping in the Pike National Forest — but not on the Colorado Springs Utilities land along the Lake Moraine Trail itself.

For more detailed information, please see Hiking Bob’s blog post here:

Check out the Pocket Pals Trails Map #2, Gold Camp Area,  for accurate trail information: