Near Royal Gorge | 1.5 Miles | Easy | Loop Trail
Head to the Royal Gorge Park for some of the most gorgeous views in Colorado. Over 100 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed this area, eventually giving way to Ute Native Americans, and eventually, pioneers headed west. You can enjoy views of this river-carved canyon from the Overlook Loop, accessed from the Elk Horn Picnic Area.
Hike and bike with caution because many points along this area have steep cliffs and drop offs.
From downtown, head west on US Highway 50. At the turnoff for the Royal Gorge Bridge, turn left and follow County Road 3A until you reach your trailhead.