ElevationAscent: 1,245' 379 m
Descent: -886' -270 m
High: 7,022' 2,140 m
Low: 6,463' 1,970 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
Popular runs nearby
The Red Rocks
3.7 mi 6.0 km • Loop • 522 ft Ascent 159.23 m Ascent
Garden of the Gods Inner Loop
1.3 mi 2.1 km • Loop • 134 ft Ascent 40.95 m Ascent
Garden of the Gods Loop
4.0 mi 6.5 km • Loop • 414 ft Ascent 126.08 m Ascent
Section 16 to Jones Park (and back) Mountain Ramble
17.6 mi 28.4 km • Loop • 4,025 ft Ascent 1226.79 m Ascent
Heizer Trail to Manitou Reservoir
6.9 mi 11.1 km • Loop • 2,477 ft Ascent 755.07 m Ascent
2.0 mi 3.3 km • Point to Point • 1,248 ft Ascent 380.47 m Ascent
“A rolling trail that connects all of the amazing trails in Colorado Springs to those in Manitou.”— Jason Doedderlein
From the Palmer/Section 16 trailhead in Colorado Springs, head west until you reach the Intemann Trail in about 1 mile, which will head off to the right. Follow this trail through grasslands before entering rolling forests.
Continue to follow the trail and you'll eventually drop down to Crystal Park road where there is a beautiful stream providing a peaceful place to take a break and enjoy the sound of running water.
Cross Crystal Park Road and the trail picks up on the other side and climbs steeply. It eventually levels out and connects with an old dirt road that will traverse around Iron Mountain before returning to a simple trail that winds its way behind (south of) Manitou Springs.
This trail allows one to run from all of the trails on the west side of Colorado Springs (Red Rock Canyon, Bear Creek, Section 16) to the trails in Manitou (Barr Trail, Iron Mountain, the Incline, etc...) allowing for a number of mileage and loop options that could keep one occupied for a lifetime.
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We need help with the following missing trail information:
Need to Know, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes
Land Manager: City of Manitou Springs