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A rolling trail that connects all of the amazing trails in Colorado Springs to those in Manitou.


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5.3

Miles

8.6

KM

Point to Point

7,022' 2,140 m

High

6,463' 1,970 m

Low

1,245' 379 m

Up

886' 270 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

If you start on the Manitou side, be aware that you'll need to pay for parking ($1 per hour).

Description

The Intemann Trail has finally been completed by going through the newly formed Iron Mountain Open Space. This means there is finally a connection between the Manitou Springs trails and the trail in western Colorado Springs.

From the Palmer/Section 16 trailhead in Colorado Springs, head west until you reach the Intemann Trail in about 1 mile, which will head off to the right. Follow this trail through grasslands before entering rolling forests.

Continue to follow the trail and you'll eventually drop down to Crystal Park road where there is a beautiful stream providing a peaceful place to take a break and enjoy the sound of running water.

Cross Crystal Park Road and the trail picks up on the other side and climbs steeply. It eventually levels out and connects with an old dirt road that will traverse around Iron Mountain before returning to a simple trail that winds its way behind (south of) Manitou Springs.

This trail allows one to hike from all of the trails on the west side of Colorado Springs (Red Rock Canyon, Bear Creek, Section 16) to the trails in Manitou (Barr Trail, Iron Mountain, the Incline, etc...) allowing for a number of mileage and loop options that could keep one occupied for a lifetime.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Manitou Springs

Shared By:

Jason Doedderlein

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  4.3 from 8 votes

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#626

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Photos

Near Manitou on Intemann Trail
Apr 29, 2022 near Manitou…, CO
No shade. Great when it's cold. Not so much when it's hot.  On the Palmer Trail.
Apr 9, 2015 near Manitou…, CO
Waterfall leaking down rocks
May 14, 2022 near Manitou…, CO
Emergence of spring in the pines
May 14, 2022 near Manitou…, CO
Blooming Cactus
Apr 29, 2022 near Manitou…, CO
Intemann trailhead at Crystal Park Road
Mar 14, 2015 near Manitou…, CO

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Jan 23, 2021
Chris Rice
Apr 19, 2020
K Keiter
Oct 12, 2019
Warren Paul
Lots of up-and-down with not-too-steep inclines make for a moderately strenuous but enjoyable hike. 13.1mi — 4h 45m
Jun 23, 2019
Gary Thomason
Out to Manitou for lunch and back 10.6mi — 6h 00m
May 12, 2019
Michael Crowe
First hiked this years ago
Jun 2, 2018
Lisa RW
Jun 5, 2017
Brent Trammell
Trail is in great shape 6.4mi
Jan 21, 2017
Brian Willer
Hiked to manitou springs and back
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