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Intemann Trail

Intermediate

Trail

5.3 mile 8.6 kilometer point to point
85% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,245' 379 m
Descent: -886' -270 m
High: 7,022' 2,140 m
Low: 6,463' 1,970 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Jason Doedderlein

A rolling trail that connects all of the amazing trails in Colorado Springs to those in Manitou.

Jason Doedderlein

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

If you start on the Manitou side, be aware that you'll need to pay for parking ($1 per hour).

Description

The Intemann Trail has finally been completed by going through the newly formed Iron Mountain Open Space. This means there is finally a connection between the Manitou Springs trails and the trail in western Colorado Springs.

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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Land Manager: City of Manitou Springs

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Nov 10, 2018
Austin McElderry
Section 16 trailhead to intemann to incline up and down. 11.5mi
Oct 12, 2018
Toby Broyles
Aug 20, 2018
Travis Byrne
Jun 29, 2015
Greg Wilborn
Started at Iron Springs terminal but extended the run down Gold Camp Rd and through Bear Creek Park to 21st St entrance. 8.5mi — 2h 45m

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No shade. Great when it's cold. Not so much when it's hot.  On the Palmer Trail.
Apr 9, 2015 near Manitou…, CO
After crossing the creekbed
Mar 28, 2015 near Manitou…, CO
Intemann trailhead at Crystal Park Road
Mar 14, 2015 near Manitou…, CO

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