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blue The Crags Trail #664

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Trail

2.5 mile 4.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 818' 249 m
Descent: -39' -12 m
High: 10,785' 3,287 m
Low: 9,994' 3,046 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Karl W

This is the main trail in the Crags - complete with cool jagged rock formations - along the western slope of Pikes Peak.

Karl W

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Family Friendly The trail isn't too long nor steep. The end offers some fun rocks to play on and some nice "family photo" opportunities.

Description

This trail starts from the Crags Campground trailhead. You'll take a clear and well-used path through the forest. You'll see the Devil's Playground #664A trail after only a few minutes.

Continue along the Crags Trail which follows Fourmile Creek northeast through a valley. The trail will be wooded at first, but will eventually open up into a meadow with lovely views of rocky cliffs and the rough western flank of Pikes Peak. There is a small stream crossing about a third of the way that can be overgrown with brush - but there was a good spot with logs to stay dry.

The trail will become more clear again along the creek. It will then re-enter forest and gain some elevation as it turns north along a small ridge. The ridge becomes rocky so keep an eye for the path/cairns. This rockiness means good views!

The trail ends on the top of a rocky outcropping with excellent views and some nice rock formations to take pictures with.

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Nov 4, 2018
Jay Brown
Oct 22, 2018
Thomas Shaw
5.19 round trip. Awesome hike with awesome views! 5.2mi
Oct 5, 2018
EJ Atamian
Sep 6, 2018
Dee Hiro
Aug 16, 2018
Steve Reiter
Aug 11, 2018
Genevieve Labadie
Jul 11, 2018
Michael Taylor
2.5mi
Jul 8, 2018
Rinat Shagisultanov
5mi

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