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Eagles Peak Trail

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 4.4 (13)

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


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.5

KM

Point to Point

9,325' 2,842 m

High

7,482' 2,281 m

Low

1,843' 562 m

Up

15' 5 m

Down

22%

Avg Grade (13°)

64%

Max Grade (33°)

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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.

Description

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.

Contacts

Land Manager: US Air Force Academy

Shared By:

Joseph Anderson with improvements by Ann Rate

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  4.4 from 13 votes

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On the edge
May 12, 2019 near Air For…, CO
Enjoy great views of the USAFA from the top of Eagles Peak.
Jun 23, 2017 near Air For…, CO
View to Pikes Peak
Dec 20, 2017 near Air For…, CO
East-face of Eagle Peak, a.k.a. North Peak
Dec 20, 2017 near Air For…, CO
Big cliff.
Jun 23, 2019 near Air For…, CO

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Jun 20, 2020
Erika Rolufs
Elevation gain was killer — 3h 21m
Jan 25, 2020
Kenneth Boda
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
3.9mi