Distance: 4.2 miles round trip
Description: The Crags is very popular for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Weekend traffic can be heavy, so we recommend starting your journey earlier in the day. This trail has something for everyone: forests, streams, meadows, rock formations, and great views. Keep in mind that temperature can be around 15 degrees lower than some of the lower elevations.
Horsethief Park-Horsethief Falls and Pancake Rocks
Location: Horsethief Park Trail
Distance: 4 Mile Round Trip
Description: This very scenic trail starts up a steep hill on an old roadway and passes though meadows and forests. Enjoy your hike along a grassy creek and beaver ponds.
Location: Horsethief Falls
Distance: 2.6 miles
Description: This is a great place to take a break from hiking and enjoy a picnic. Enjoy a nice lunch surrounded by beautiful rock formations and The Falls that are made up by a small stream that flows throughout the year.
Location: Pancake Rock Trail
Distance: 8 miles round trip.
Description: This trail is recommended for more experienced hikers, as this trail is a little more strenuous than the others. The views are amazing, you are even able to see the continental Divide from over 80 miles away. The Pancake Rocks are great to climb on and create the opportunity for a great photo opportunity.
Lovell Gulch Trail
Distance: 5.5 miles round trip.
Description: Lovell Gulch is filled with wildflowers, grassy meadows, and scenic vistas. The shape od the trail is often referred to as a balloon on a string. The string consists of a mile hike while the balloon is around 4 miles long. This trail is also a favorite among experienced mountain bikers. They find this trail a bit of a challenge, and recommend completing it counter clock wise.
Distance: 14.4 miles round trip.
Description: The Centennial Trail starts on a paved trail in downtown Woodland Park and ends at Manitou Lake. It is a great trail for biking or walking and is also accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. You may access the trail from any point and the difference in elevation is only 100 feet. This is great trail for any experience level.
Dome Rock Trail
Distance: 7 miles round trip.
Description: Dome Rock is a spectacular 700-foot granite face awaiting you located at the halfway point of this loop in Mueller State Park. You will encounter many small streams, beaver ponds, and old ranch buildings and mines along your hike. From December 1st- July 15th the Spring Creek Trail and other trails that lead from the Jack Rabbit lodge are closed for preservation of the Big Horn Sheep that call this area home.
Catamount Ranch Trail
Distance: 6 Miles Round Trip
Description: This area offers beautiful trails year round and offers a great opportunity for cross country skiing and snow shoeing. The Elder-Fehn trail and Vayhinger trail are available for hikers to pick up May through September by linking up at the Ring the Peak trail and Northern Slope Recreation Area. The trail leads up and down through the forest and open meadows.
Take the time to check out these great trails while you stay with us at Bristlecone Lodge. Call us at (719)687-9518 today to book your stay!