Hiking in Colorado Springs is one of the most popular past times among locals. Here are some pointers, tips and advice for first time travelers wanting to hike “the Springs”.
Basic Rules of the Trail
The common rule when hiking is to stay on the trail. This is not only for your own safety. It is also to avoid disturbing the natural habitat of the trail. Pets are popular companions but you need to keep them on a leash. Some owners with very well behaved people friendly dogs tend to let their dog loose. It is common courtesy to pick up after your dog if they poop on the trail. Another in said rule of the trail is to move out of the way for runners and bikers.
Activities and Local of the Springs
There are lots of activities in Colorado Springs that the locals and tourists can do. I have noticed that people here are health conscious. This is due to the high number of military people in the Springs. There are 5 bases in Colorado mostly Army and Air Force and they have to stay fit. Many people that live here are working for the military.
A Few Hiking Trails in Colorado Springs
List of Colorado Springs hiking trails/colorado parks that also allow pets to walk around.
Garden of the Gods is one of the most beautiful attraction in Colorado Springs. It is also a local destination for hiking with families and pets. It is a hot spot for bikers and climbers. Garden of the gods is a habitat to many animal and has a total land area of 1,319.1 acres.
Red Rock Canyon Open Space is located at 3550 W High St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904. It has tons of trails that hikers can go to. Pets also have their own trail for them to run around without being on leash. I think that part is cool because they can roam around in their own trail.
Barr Trail is an amazing hiking trail. It is goes up an Pikes Peak mountain which you can run or hike for miles. It is also connected to the Incline. Barr trail is the same trail that people use in going down after the Incline climb.
Manitou Springs Incline – is a tough work out going up for 1 mile. It is a rough exercise for the body. Those who are not so fit may need to prepare for this one. Your joints will probably hurt a lot if you are not use to a hard exercise. A perfect time to hike there would be 5:00 – 6:00 in the morning when the sun is still rising.
Rock Island Trail – coming soon
Bear Creek Canon Park – coming soon