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Ute Valley Park

Ute Valley Park

DIRECTIONS From northbound I-25: Exit at Rockrimmon (exit #147) and go west on Rockrimmon Blvd. Turn left on Vindicator Dr. The parking lot will be on your left. From southbound I-25: Exit at Woodmen (exit #149) and…

Hiking Poles

Hiking Poles As a matter of necessity, I was forced into using a walking stick in 1994 when my arthritic hip became too sore to walk on. I still wanted to participate in outdoor activities,…

Traditional Moderate Climbs In The Black Canyon

Traditional Moderate Climbs in the Black Canyon

Traditional Moderates in the Black Canyon: AKA…Welcome to the Black! by Phil Wortmann   To start with, the term “moderate” should not be misconstrued as meaning lacking in difficulty, especially in the Black. Advanced traditional…

Barr Trail

Barr Trail

LINKS Barr Camp Trails and Open Space Coalition: Pikes Peak Friends of the Peak LENGTH 6.8 miles to Barr Camp one way, 12.6 miles to summit of Pikes Peak one way DIRECTIONS From Colorado Springs,…

Garden Of The Gods

Garden of the Gods

LINKS Garden of the Gods Visitor Center City of Colorado Springs Informational Page with Maps DIRECTIONS The Garden of the Gods has several access points. The Gateway entrance is across from the main Visitor Center…

Pulpit Rock Park

DIRECTIONS From downtown Colorado Springs, head north on Nevada Ave. Shortly before Nevada reaches I-25, there are a couple entrances to a small, parallel road on the right lined with a few businesses. At the…

Red Mountain 

DIRECTIONS From Colorado Springs, take Colorado Avenue or Cimarron/Highway 24 to Manitou Springs. Colorado Avenue eventually changes into Manitou Avenue, which you will follow through most of the historic district. At the roundabout, take a…

Red Rock Canyon Open Space

LINKS Friends of Red Rock Canyon City of Colorado Springs site with a trail map Garden of the Goddesses DIRECTIONS From Colorado Springs, head west on Highway 24/ Cimarron. Soon after passing the traffic light…

Ring the Peak Trail

LINKS Friends of the Peak’s guide to Ring the Peak, which includes directions to the access points and maps and descriptions of the ten trail sections. HISTORY/DESCRIPTION The Ring the Peak trail system is a large…