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Horsethief Park Trail (#704)

Intermediate

Trail

3.9 mile 6.3 kilometer point to point
84% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,042' 318 m
Descent: -531' -162 m
High: 10,498' 3,200 m
Low: 9,713' 2,961 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Horsethief Park Trail (#704) skirts along broad valleys filled with willows, wildflowers, and beaver ponds.

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Camping is permitted along the trail and is recommended 300’ from any trail or stream. Use no-impact camping techniques. Pack it in/Pack it out rule applies. Campfire permits are not required but please be sure your fire is dead out before you leave. Respect other trail users.
Drinking water is not readily available. Hikers are advised to carry an adequate supply.
Motorized vehicles are prohibited. Foot and horse trail.

Description

From Colorado Springs, take Hwy 24, through Woodland Park, to Divide. Turn south on Hwy 67. Drive 8 miles until you come to a tunnel. Parking is available on the other side of the tunnel. This is where the trail begins.

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 first fork, go to the left and cross over the stream.

Flora & Fauna

Willows, Aspen, Mixed Pine, Beavers, Black Crows

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Photos

Sentinel Point
May 26, 2018 near Cripple…, CO
Awesome view of Sentiel Point in the morning.
Jun 30, 2015 near Cripple…, CO
Oil Creek Tributary alongside Horsethief Park Trail
Nov 19, 2017 near Cripple…, CO
Wide Easy Path on Horsethief Falls Trail (#704AA)
Nov 21, 2017 near Cripple…, CO
This was a pretty solid place to pitch a tent.
Jun 30, 2015 near Cripple…, CO
After branching off of the big trail.
Jun 30, 2015 near Cripple…, CO

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