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Muscoco Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (10)

Easily accessible from Colorado Spings, with views of the city and 360° mountain views from the top.


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

Point to Point

7,964' 2,427 m

High

7,040' 2,146 m

Low

941' 287 m

Up

17' 5 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Leashed

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Description

This trail is comprised of a scenic climb up to the summit of Mt. Muscoco (8,020') off the Mt. Cutler Trail. Transitioning between south-facing and north-facing aspects, this one winds and climbs in and out of sun and shade. Along the first stretch, look south toward the Seven Falls area and the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun monument.

Continue up the trail, taking care at the loose sections of decomposed granite. After a mile on this trail, you'll notice an increase in grade as you near the final few switchbacks toward the summit.

From the top, explore the granite outcropping with views out toward Section 16/Palmer Loop, Gold Camp Rd., and St. Mary Falls Trail.

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Shared By:

Zander Göpfert

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  3.8 from 10 votes

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Overlooking Colorado Springs about half way up the Mt. Muscoco trail.
May 20, 2016 near Colorad…, CO
Shortly after taking the right-fork in the trail to head up to Mt. Muscoco.
May 20, 2016 near Colorad…, CO
Winding stairs on trail assist you with the ascending terrain.
Jun 18, 2017 near Stratmoor, CO
View from summit looking east into city center.
Aug 31, 2016 near Manitou…, CO
View looking west from the top of Mt. Muscoco with a sneak peek of snow capped mountains in the distance.
May 20, 2016 near Manitou…, CO
This is at the top, at the end. I sat and ate my orange and meditated to relish in the greatness.
Apr 4, 2017 near Manitou…, CO

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Apr 5, 2020
Alicia Vaughn
Amazing views! Rocky terrain towards the top
Jan 11, 2020
Andrew Avila
Jan 1, 2020
Hannah Spieldenner
Aug 13, 2019
Dennis Porter
Jul 22, 2019
Chris W
Sep 11, 2017
Trail 360
Check out a 4K 360 view of this trail on YouTube. https://youtu.be/TIOiwVX1mBM Know what to expect before you head out to the trailhead! 1.5mi — 0h 40m
Jun 25, 2017
Alaysia O'Neal
1.4mi
Jun 18, 2017
K Keiter
Out and Back 1.8mi — 0h 30m