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Falcon Trail

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Length

13.2 Miles 21.2 Kilometers


Elevation

1,402' 427 m

Ascent

-1,400' -427 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

7,406' 2,257 m

High

6,648' 2,026 m

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A loop trail through the interior of the Air Force Academy with awesome views!

Brian Mihlbachler

Overview

Public access to the Air Force Academy's trails and trailheads varies and may be restricted due to the base's Force Protection conditions and other random security measures. Trail users are also encouraged to recreate with a partner or in a group.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

Description [Suggest Changes]

The Falcon Trail travels through a variety of terrain and natural habitats, offering abundant opportunities to view wildlife and scenic vistas of the Air Force Academy grounds, Rampart Range, and eastern El Paso County. A clockwise route is generally considered to be less strenuous for hiking. The Falcon Spur Trail begins near the Northgate B-52 display and Youth Camping Area and connects to the main trail south of the cemetery.

Parking is recommended at the B-52 display, Falcon Stadium north lot, and Chapel Overlook off Academy Drive. Port-a-John's, trash cans, and picnic tables are located around the trail, but drinking water is only available in the Community Center area.

Protect the trail tread! Wet or muddy trails should be avoided to prevent unnecessary wear-and-tear. If you are leaving divots >1-inch deep with shoes, tires, or hooves, please find a drier section of trail or recreate on another day. Moving off-trail to avoid wet and muddy areas damages soil and vegetation and creates undesirable "social" trails.

Contacts

Land Manager: US Air Force Academy

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Jan 20, 2018
Nathan Cragg
Sep 15, 2017
David Orner
13.2mi
Sep 8, 2017
Jennifer Taylor
Great trail, but be conscious of mountain bikers! 15.7mi
Apr 23, 2017
Chris Francis
13.2mi

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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