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Eagles Peak Trail



1.6 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point


Ascent: 1,843' 562 m
Descent: -15' -5 m
High: 9,325' 2,842 m
Low: 7,482' 2,281 m


Avg Grade: 22% (13°)
Max Grade: 64% (33°)


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A moderately difficult trail up to Eagles Peak, with a fantastic view of the Unites States Air Force Academy.

Joseph Anderson

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Only available during Academy visiting hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) if you do not have a DOD ID. During normal visiting hours, you'll need to show a standard national ID, such as a driver's license, to enter the Academy.


From the Air Force Academy North Gate Blvd entrance: Continue west through the gate (you'll need to show ID at the entrance; see the restrictions below) on North Gate Blvd, which will turn into Academy Dr and turn left/south after passing the overlook area on your left. 4.2 miles after passing through the gate turn left/east into the visitor center and park.

The Academy does not allow private vehicle access to the trailhead, so you'll need to hike a short distance to it. After parking at the visitor center, hike back west across Academy Drive at the visitor center entrance and then to your right/north just a short ways to Pavilion Rd (dirt) on your left. Hike west up Pavilion Rd for 0.4 mi to the trailhead, on your left.

The trail starts off as a wide doubletrack trail that quickly narrows off into a steep singletrack for the remainder of the route. There are many large rocks that require big steps for portions of the trail, but for some it is possible to avoid. At the top, there are steep drops with some loose rock.

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Land Manager: US Air Force Academy

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Jun 17, 2019
Ronald Woodaman
Trail is unmarked until about half-way point when you must cross the stream. Then there is blue blaze all the way. Stay by stream up to the saddle. 2.5mi — 3h 30m
Jun 7, 2019
Eric Dittman
Jun 4, 2019
Sam Taylor
3.8mi — 3h 15m
Nov 8, 2018
Randy Martinez
Sep 18, 2018
Nate H
Pretty steep. Conditions are good. 4.5mi — 2h 50m
Sep 3, 2018
Kristi Hartman
Aug 17, 2018
Jesse Richardson
Jul 29, 2018
Jeff G

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