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Pike National Forest - East

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Gems in Pike National Forest - East - 1

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gem Favorite Sentinel Point summit looking west with Horsethief Park below

Sentinel Point Summit

(6) Cripple…, CO

Recommended Routes in Pike National Forest - East - 21

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Favorite Meadow below the Lookout
Intermediate

Devil's Head Lookout

2.7 mi 4.4 km 887' Up 270.49 m Up 885' Down 269.84 m Down

Deckers, CO
Favorite Devil's Playground
Difficult

Pikes Peak Northwest Slopes

6.6 mi 10.6 km 4,123' Up 1256.58 m Up 27' Down 8.28 m Down

Cascade…, CO
Favorite North side of the first reservoir covered in snow.
Intermediate/Difficult

Harrison Crash Site via Ice Cave

11.1 mi 17.8 km 2,066' Up 629.6 m Up 2,065' Down 629.51 m Down

Palmer…, CO
Favorite Bridge #7 in early October
Difficult

Mount Rosa via Pipeline Trail

14.8 mi 23.8 km 3,981' Up 1213.37 m Up 3,983' Down 1214.09 m Down

Manitou…, CO
Favorite Just after the trailhead at the incline.
Difficult

Barr Camp Out-and-Back

13.5 mi 21.7 km 3,619' Up 1103.22 m Up 3,619' Down 1102.95 m Down

Manitou…, CO
Favorite A large boulder outcropping on Shaylyn Ridge provides great views of Devil's Thumb.
Intermediate/Difficult

Winding Stairs Loop

5.9 mi 9.6 km 1,564' Up 476.81 m Up 1,570' Down 478.64 m Down

Palmer…, CO
Favorite North side of the first reservoir covered in snow.
Intermediate

Limbaugh Canyon/Reservoir Loop

5.6 mi 8.9 km 973' Up 296.65 m Up 1,005' Down 306.28 m Down

Palmer…, CO
Favorite Nice and smooth...
Intermediate/Difficult

Little Scraggy Loop

13.0 mi 21.0 km 1,542' Up 469.9 m Up 1,544' Down 470.71 m Down

Pine, CO
Favorite View of Mount Cutler from Penrose Trail (#665) aka Lower Captain Jack's Trail.
Intermediate

Mays Peak Ramble via Penrose Trail (#665)

5.7 mi 9.2 km 794' Up 241.88 m Up 814' Down 248.25 m Down

Colorad…, CO

Pike National Forest - East Hiking

  • 1,220 Miles 1,963 Kilometers of Trail
  • 30 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 36 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 134 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 35 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Pike National Forest - East - 175

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12.5 mi 20.1 km #1Barr Trail
Difficult
Manitou Springs, CO
Difficult
Manitou Springs, CO 40 
2.5 mi 4.1 km #2The Crags Trail #664
Intermediate
Cascade-Chipita Park, CO
Intermediate
Cascade-Chipita Park, CO 35 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #37 Bridges Trail (#622)
Intermediate
Manitou Springs, CO
Intermediate
Manitou Springs, CO 34 
4.8 mi 7.8 km #4Gill Trail #610
Intermediate
Pine, CO
Intermediate
Pine, CO 20 
2.3 mi 3.7 km #5Catamount Trail (Green Mountain Falls)
Intermediate
Cascade-Chipita Park, CO
Intermediate
Cascade-Chipita Park, CO 12 
3.7 mi 6.0 km #6St. Mary Falls Trail (#624)
Intermediate
Manitou Springs, CO
Intermediate
Manitou Springs, CO 20 
13.3 mi 21.4 km #7CT - Segment 3: Little Scraggy to FS-560 Wellington Lake Road
Intermediate
Pine, CO
Intermediate
Pine, CO 18 
1.6 mi 2.5 km #8Eagles Peak Trail
Difficult
Air Force Academy, CO
Difficult
Air Force Academy, CO 15 
14.4 mi 23.2 km #9Indian Creek Loop #800
Intermediate/Difficult
Roxborough Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Roxborough Park, CO 24 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #10Raspberry Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Cascade-Chipita Park, CO
Intermediate
Cascade-Chipita Park, CO 15 

Photos of Pike National Forest - East - 418

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Devil's Playground
Jul 20, 2015 near Manitou…, CO
You work hard below tree line but the views up here pay off.
Sep 11, 2015 near Manitou…, CO
Trail through the woods
Jul 7, 2022 near Cascade…, CO
View north from the summit of Pikes Peak
Feb 8, 2022 near Manitou…, CO
Bridge #7 in early October
Oct 11, 2019 near Manitou…, CO
Looking out over the rock walls
Sep 8, 2018 near Air For…, CO
The trail follows a stream for about halfway.
Sep 30, 2017 near Cascade…, CO
Once forest, now open trails.
Sep 11, 2015 near Pine, CO