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Muscoco Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
69% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 941' 287 m
Descent: -17' -5 m
High: 7,964' 2,427 m
Low: 7,040' 2,146 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)

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Trail shared by Zander Göpfert

Easily accessible from Colorado Spings, with views of the city and 360° mountain views from the top.

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This trail is comprised of a scenic climb up to the summit of Mt. Muscoco (8,020') off the Mt. Cutler Trail. Transitioning between south-facing and north-facing aspects, this one winds and climbs in and out of sun and shade. Along the first stretch, look south toward the Seven Falls area and the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun monument.

Continue up the trail, taking care at the loose sections of decomposed granite. After a mile on this trail, you'll notice an increase in grade as you near the final few switchbacks toward the summit.

From the top, explore the granite outcropping with views out toward Section 16/Palmer Loop, Gold Camp Rd., and St. Mary Falls Trail.

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Land Manager: City of Colorado Springs

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#698

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Shortly after taking the right-fork in the trail to head up to Mt. Muscoco.
May 20, 2016 near Colorad…, CO
Winding stairs on trail assist you with the ascending terrain.
Jun 18, 2017 near Stratmoor, CO
View from summit looking east into city center.
Aug 31, 2016 near Manitou…, CO
View looking west from the top of Mt. Muscoco with a sneak peek of snow capped mountains in the distance.
May 20, 2016 near Manitou…, CO
This is at the top, at the end. I sat and ate my orange and meditated to relish in the greatness.
Apr 4, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Keep an eye out for the junction of the Mt. Cutler Trail and Mt. Muscoco.
Jun 18, 2017 near Colorad…, CO

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