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Pancake Rocks Trail (#704A)

Intermediate

Trail

2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
75% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,039' 317 m
Descent: -168' -51 m
High: 11,024' 3,360 m
Low: 10,068' 3,069 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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A moderate trail traversing through a mixed pine forest that leads to Pancake Rocks.

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Description

A moderate hike traversing through a mixed pine forest that leads to one of Colorado's most iconic rock formations-Pancake Rocks. These rocks are quite capacious and look like pancakes stacked on top of one another.

Take Horsethief Park Trail (#704) about .7 miles from the parking area to the first fork. This section of the trail is an abundantly used, spacious path with a slight incline that runs parallel to an Oil Creek tributary.

At the fork, continue straight. There are no signs at this point, but this is the transition to Pancake Rocks Trail (#704A). The footpath continues to be fairly easy and wide. You'll be on this section of Pancake Rocks Trail (#704A) for about .2 miles before Pancake Rocks Trail (#704A) splits to the right. There will be signage at the junction.

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Pancake Rocks trail overlooking Cripple Creek Highway
Jul 25, 2016 near Cripple…, CO
Well-trodden trail, even in the snow!
Nov 21, 2017 near Cripple…, CO
Wide Easy Path on Horsethief Falls Trail (#704AA)
Nov 21, 2017 near Cripple…, CO
Vintage Signage. 1/2 mile to the Falls.
Nov 21, 2017 near Cripple…, CO
Updated Signage. The trail is very well identified at this junction.
Nov 21, 2017 near Cripple…, CO

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