Hiking Project Logo

Mt. Cutler Trail

Intermediate
 3.6 (24)

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


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Point to Point

7,145' 2,178 m

High

6,733' 2,052 m

Low

414' 126 m

Up

73' 22 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views

Family Friendly This is not a good trail for toddlers, but okay for a bit older kids with some experience and with proper footwear.

Not open to equestrians or bikes. Hikers only. Dogs on leash.

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

K Keiter

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 24 votes

#6664

Overall
  3.6 from 24 votes
5 Star
17%
4 Star
42%
3 Star
33%
2 Star
4%
1 Star
4%
Trail Rankings

#512

in Colorado

#6,664

Overall
11 Views Last Month
2,629 Since May 26, 2016
Intermediate

16%
0%
76%
0%
8%
0%

Photos

View of N Cheyenne Canyon Rd., about ~0.1 miles from the Mt. Muscoco Trailhead.
May 20, 2016 near Colorad…, CO
Sea of Pine Trees
Mar 7, 2019 near Stratmoor, CO
The trail requires climbing over rock slabs and sure footing as you navigate its loose sections.
Jun 18, 2017 near Stratmoor, CO
The Mt. Cutler Trail offers great views looking northwest into the canyon.
Jun 18, 2017 near Stratmoor, CO
Keep an eye out for the junction of the Mt. Cutler Trail and Mt. Muscoco.
Jun 18, 2017 near Colorad…, CO
This is a rock wall on Muscoco Trail shortly after the junction of Muscoco and Mount Cutler Trail.
Jun 18, 2017 near Colorad…, CO

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 34 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Jun 10, 2021
Ivy Tran
1.1mi
Feb 24, 2020
Jonathan Nicholas
Feb 2, 2020
Taylor Harris
Jan 11, 2020
Andrew Avila
Oct 5, 2019
Hwa San
not sure what all the complaining is about. I saw no trash, and a few folks. everyone was polite and just trying to have a nice time. I thoroughly… 1.1mi
Oct 21, 2018
Gary Hornstien
Jun 26, 2018
Colleen Marie
3.9mi
Mar 3, 2018
Linda Tennies
2mi