Mt. Cutler Trail

 11 votes

1.1 Miles 1.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

414' 126 m

Ascent

-73' -22 m

Descent

7,145' 2,178 m

High

6,733' 2,052 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

All Clear

58 days agoUpdate

The abundance of rubbish on this trail is very unflattering, which makes the short trail unworthy of the venture.

K Keiter

Overview

Not open to equestrians or bikes. Hikers only. Dogs on leash.
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Family Friendly: This is not a good trail for toddlers, but okay for a bit older kids with some experience and with proper footwear.
Dogs: Leashed

Description

This trailhead is about 1.8 miles past the Starsmore Discovery Center and on the left with a small lot for parking. This trail is overrated, but for the casual hiker and tourist there are some sights to be had.

The first 0.6 miles of the trails is a bit repugnant. Especially during busy times, there are traffic jams with inexperienced visitors toting their small children up the terrain in inappropriate footwear which is vexing for a more experienced hiker. In addition, there are a lot of disrespectful dog owners with unleashed dogs, piles of dog excrement and loads of flies swarming the piles of waste - not a scenic start.

If you can make it to the cutoff of the Mount Muscoco trailhead, the trail becomes more satisfying. It seems at this point, the traffic thins a bit the next 0.1 miles to the summit. Upon reaching the summit, several paths can be taken to overlook different in different directions. Unfortunately, the views from the summit are okay, but not wondrous.

Overall, the rubbish found in the first part of the trail is very unflattering, which makes the short hike unworthy of the venture.

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Jun 24, 2017
Jahaira Dix
Mt. Cutler
Jun 18, 2017
K Keiter
Out and Back. The first 0.6 miles of the trail was filthy with tons of dog excrement. Heavily trafficked with inexperienced hikers. 1.6mi — 1h 00m
Jun 8, 2017
Brent Trammell
This is a really fun walk and relatively easy for folks from lower elevation. Really nice views at the top 1.1mi
May 24, 2017
Kay Zee
Nov 6, 2016
Tyler Harding
Sep 22, 2016
Troy Irvin
Good views to the south and moderate views of co springs to the east 1.1mi
Aug 14, 2016
Lucy Westenburg
2.2mi — 1h 20m

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  3.5 from 11 votes

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#330

in Colorado

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All Clear 58 days ago
Dry: Dry, dusty. Prickly pear and Purple Asters in Bloom. Mule buck grazing on shrub. Overcast.
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