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Sleeping Giant Trail

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0.2 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 54' 16 m
Descent: -46' -14 m
High: 6,506' 1,983 m
Low: 6,452' 1,967 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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A dirt pathway climbing up to the northern base of Sleeping Giant with nice views.

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This trail begins and ends on the paved pathway south of the Three Graces so you'll have to run a little ways to get to it. The trail can be taken in either direction. Either way, you'll climb stairs built to help control erosion which is a major issue on this trail. Many fences have been added to further help with erosion by keeping people on the trail. Don't get confused by the drainage ditches.

After a short climb, the trail snakes along the northern edge of the Sleeping Giant rock formation. There can be some fun spots on this section for kids to play on the rocks without actually "climbing". Views to the north include the Three Graces / Cathedral Spires formation, Sentinel Rock, and Kissing Camels. Head back down and return to the paved pathway to complete this trail.

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Snowy day in Garden of the Gods
Mar 7, 2019 near Manitou…, CO
The Three Graces (left) and Cathedral Spires (right) are available to view in detail right from the trail.
Apr 2, 2017 near Manitou…, CO

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