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High Chaparral Open Space Loop

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 4.2 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A 54-acre open space on the eastern side of Colorado Springs. Features a figure-8 loop and views of the Front Range.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

Loop

6,862' 2,091 m

High

6,762' 2,061 m

Low

168' 51 m

Up

168' 51 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views

Overview

This small open space features a view of Colorado's Front Range stretching from Mount Herman south to the Spanish Peaks.

Need to Know

Parking lot is located along Stetson Hills Blvd. Follow the gravel path at the southern end of the lot alongside a picket fence. The path crosses Silo Ridge Road, the open space entrance is just on the east side of Silo Ridge Road.

Description

The first portion of the loop follows a ridge on the Ridgetop Trail to the east of the Old Farm neighborhood. The trail loops north at the southern end of the property on Prairie Loop Trail, parallels Powers Boulevard for a while, and then loops back west to complete the figure-8.

Flora & Fauna

The open space is dominated by pinon, juniper, and scrub oak.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dan Allen

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  4.2 from 5 votes

#2994

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  4.2 from 5 votes
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View south from the Chaparral overlook.
Dec 1, 2017 near Cimarro…, CO
View north from the Chaparral overlook.
Dec 1, 2017 near Cimarro…, CO
Pikes Peak and downtown Colorado Springs from Chaparral Trail overlook.
Dec 7, 2017 near Cimarro…, CO

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Jan 9, 2020
John Ballew
Nice Evening hike. 1.8mi — 30h 22m
Oct 26, 2019
Kenneth Boda
Mar 9, 2019
Anna Zowada
Feb 6, 2018
Matt Nelsen
2.5mi
Dec 22, 2017
David Orner