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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > Pikes Peak Ranger District

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Crags Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,100 Feet (3148.4 Meters) Crags Campground
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation: 10,100 Feet (3148.4 Meters)
Elevation Gain, One-way: 800 Feet (249.4 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,900 Feet (3397.8 Meters) "THE CRAGS"
Length, One-way: 1.5 Miles (2.5 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 664
USGS Maps: Quad Maps: Pikes Peak, Woodland Park

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General Description

Crags Trail leads 1.5 miles from Crags Campground and offers a fun hike for families.
Copyright: Amy Pyle - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Crags Trail leads 1.5 miles from Crags Campground and offers a fun hike for families.
The Crags Trail, #664, from Crags Campground to "The Crags" is open to
foot, horse and cross-country ski traffic. Motorized vehicles are prohibited. This trail is a beginners-level 1.5 mile trail with an elevation change of 700 feet. The trail leads to "The Crags", a group of rock pinnacle formations at the northwestern base of Pikes Peak. This is a good cross-country ski trail in winter and a good trail for family hikes during other seasons.

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Temperatures are about 15 degrees cooler than Colorado Springs. Afternoon thunderstorms are common throughout the summer.
Camping is permitted at the Crags Campground for an $8 fee.
Campfire permits are not required but please be sure your fire is dead out
before you leave. Camping is permitted off the trail and outside the
campground at least 300' from any trail or stream. Use no-impact camping techniques. Pack it in/ Pack it out rule applies. Respect other trail users.

Directions from Colorado Springs: From Colorado Springs, take Hwy 24, through Woodland Park, to Divide. Turn south on Hwy 67. Drive 4 miles. Turn left on Forest Service Road #383. Approximately 2.5 miles down the road is the Crags Campground and trailhead. Parking is available at the east end of the campground, and this is where the trail begins.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Summer Season: April through October . Normal Winter Season: Late November through March .

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Time of Day: 1pm
Length of Time: 45 minutes each way
Difficulty: Moderate
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: nice and easy until the last 15 minutes where it is straight up, but to an awesome view- best I've been to yet. Expect high winds up there, and bring extra clothing. Been here a few times just because it really is the best view so far. Better than some of the more strenuous, long hikes. You'll love it.
Conditions: windy at the top
Water Availability: don't need much- nice short hike.

Difficulty: Easy
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: A great hike, easy and great view at the top! Tip: do this hike during the week weekends are very busy.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Crags Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Crags Trail
ICON Animal Identification Crags Trail
ICON Bird Identification Crags Trail
ICON Mountain Biking Crags Trail
ICON Viewing Scenery Crags Trail

Related Activities
The Crags Campground - The Crags campground is located southeast of Divide. It has 17 camp sites for tents or small trailers. Hiking is the primary recreation enjoyed from this site.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Cripple Creek Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 650 , Cripple Creek, CO, 80813, Phone: 800-526-8777


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