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Pike National Forest - East

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Gems in Pike National Forest - East - 1

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gem Favorite Sentinel Point summit looking west with Horsethief Park below

Sentinel Point Summit

(5) Cripple…, CO

Recommended Routes in Pike National Forest - East - 29

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Favorite Meadow below the Lookout
Intermediate

Devil's Head Lookout

2.7 mi 4.4 km 887' Up 270.49 m Up 885' Down 269.84 m Down

Deckers, CO
Favorite Devil's Playground
Difficult

Pikes Peak Northwest Slopes

6.6 mi 10.6 km 4,123' Up 1256.58 m Up 27' Down 8.28 m Down

Cascade…, CO
Favorite North side of the first reservoir covered in snow.
Intermediate/Difficult

Harrison Crash Site via Ice Cave

11.1 mi 17.8 km 2,066' Up 629.6 m Up 2,065' Down 629.51 m Down

Palmer…, CO
Favorite Bridge #7 in early October
Difficult

Mount Rosa via Pipeline Trail

14.8 mi 23.8 km 3,981' Up 1213.37 m Up 3,983' Down 1214.09 m Down

Manitou…, CO
Favorite Still below treeline nearly halfway to Pikes Peak summit, a runner enjoys a short mellow section of Barr Trail with some funky formations. Photo by Nancy Hobbs
Difficult

Barr Camp Out-and-Back

13.5 mi 21.7 km 3,619' Up 1103.22 m Up 3,619' Down 1102.95 m Down

Manitou…, CO
Favorite Bridge #7 in early October
Intermediate/Difficult

Pikes Peak Ultra 50k

31.1 mi 50.1 km 7,423' Up 2262.4 m Up 7,422' Down 2262.25 m Down

Colorad…, CO
Favorite North side of the first reservoir covered in snow.
Intermediate/Difficult

Winding Stairs Loop

5.9 mi 9.6 km 1,564' Up 476.81 m Up 1,570' Down 478.64 m Down

Palmer…, CO
Favorite You work hard below tree line but the views up here pay off.
Difficult

Pike's Peak Marathon

26.6 mi 42.8 km 7,721' Up 2353.48 m Up 7,721' Down 2353.39 m Down

Manitou…, CO
Favorite North side of the first reservoir covered in snow.
Intermediate

Limbaugh Canyon/Reservoir Loop

5.6 mi 8.9 km 973' Up 296.65 m Up 1,005' Down 306.28 m Down

Palmer…, CO

Pike National Forest - East Running

  • 1,215 Miles 1,955 Kilometers of Trail
  • 29 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 36 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 133 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 33 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Pike National Forest - East - 173

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12.5 mi 20.1 km #1Barr Trail
Difficult
Manitou Springs, CO
Difficult
Manitou Springs, CO 40 
2.5 mi 4.1 km #2The Crags Trail #664
Intermediate
Cascade-Chipita Park, CO
Intermediate
Cascade-Chipita Park, CO 34 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #37 Bridges Trail (#622)
Intermediate
Manitou Springs, CO
Intermediate
Manitou Springs, CO 34 
4.8 mi 7.8 km #4Gill Trail #610
Intermediate
Pine, CO
Intermediate
Pine, CO 20 
3.7 mi 6.0 km #5St. Mary Falls Trail (#624)
Intermediate
Manitou Springs, CO
Intermediate
Manitou Springs, CO 20 
1.6 mi 2.5 km #6Eagles Peak Trail
Difficult
Air Force Academy, CO
Difficult
Air Force Academy, CO 15 
2.3 mi 3.7 km #7Catamount Trail (Green Mountain Falls)
Intermediate/Difficult
Cascade-Chipita Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Cascade-Chipita Park, CO 11 
14.4 mi 23.2 km #8Indian Creek Loop #800
Intermediate/Difficult
Roxborough Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Roxborough Park, CO 24 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #9Raspberry Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Cascade-Chipita Park, CO
Intermediate
Cascade-Chipita Park, CO 15 
13.3 mi 21.4 km #10CT - Segment 3: Little Scraggy to FS-560 Wellington Lake Road
Intermediate
Pine, CO
Intermediate
Pine, CO 17 

Photos of Pike National Forest - East - 407

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Devil's Playground
Jul 20, 2015 near Manitou…, CO
You work hard below tree line but the views up here pay off.
Sep 11, 2015 near Manitou…, CO
View north from the summit of Pikes Peak
Feb 8, 2022 near Manitou…, CO
Bridge #7 in early October
Oct 11, 2019 near Manitou…, CO
The trail follows a stream for about halfway.
Sep 30, 2017 near Cascade…, CO
Once forest, now open trails.
Sep 11, 2015 near Pine, CO
View of Mason and McReynolds Reservoirs from atop Amalgre Mountain.
Sep 10, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
View of Rosemount-Penrose Reservoir from Mt. Rosa
Jun 20, 2015 near Manitou…, CO