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The Crags Trail #664

Intermediate

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2.5 mile 4.1 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 818' 249 m
Descent: -39' -12 m
High: 10,785' 3,287 m
Low: 9,994' 3,046 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Karl W

This is the main trail in the Crags - complete with cool jagged rock formations - along the western slope of Pikes Peak.

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This trail starts from the Crags Campground trailhead. You'll take a clear and well-used path through the forest. You'll see the Devil's Playground #664A trail after only a few minutes.

Continue along the Crags Trail which follows Fourmile Creek northeast through a valley. The trail will be wooded at first, but will eventually open up into a meadow with lovely views of rocky cliffs and the rough western flank of Pikes Peak. There is a small stream crossing about a third of the way that can be overgrown with brush - but there was a good spot with logs to stay dry.

The trail will become more clear again along the creek. It will then re-enter forest and gain some elevation as it turns north along a small ridge. The ridge becomes rocky so keep an eye for the path/cairns. This rockiness means good views!

The trail ends on the top of a rocky outcropping with excellent views and some nice rock formations to take pictures with.

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Summit view from the Crags
Jan 19, 2020 near Cascade…, CO
Snow flurries being whisked up by wind towards the forest
Apr 8, 2018 near Cascade…, CO
The Crags are jagged rock formations that tower around The Crags Trail.
Feb 18, 2017 near Cascade…, CO
A towering rock formation stands guard near the stream crossing on The Crags Trail.
Feb 18, 2017 near Cascade…, CO
Log Bridge Trailhead for Devil's Playground
Oct 14, 2017 near Cascade…, CO

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