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

Quick Facts

St. Peter's Dome Trail

Beginning Elevation: 9,250 Feet (2883.4 Meters) Gold Camp Road
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation: 9,280 Feet (2892.8 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 375 Feet (116.9 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,625 Feet (3000.3 Meters) summit St. Peter's Dome
Handicapped Accessible: No
Length, One-way: .75 Miles (1.25 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Pikes Peak Atlas
Recommended Season: Summer
Trail Number: 621




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General Description

Historically this trail was famous for the view of the city gained by climbing an iron stairway to the top of St. Peter's Dome. Vandals dismantled this stairway, which makes it very difficult for hikers to reach the overlook. The trail is less than 1 mile long with no views from the path.

Directions from Colorado Springs: Begin at the intersection of Penrose Boulevard and Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard. Take Old Stage Road (FDR 368) 6.5 miles from there to Gold Camp Road (FDR 370). Travel 1 mile to the trailhead on the right (north) side of the road.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: May through October .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Garen Forsythe (Emporia, KS)
Time of Day: 4:30 pm
Length of Time: 1 1/2 up and back
Difficulty: Easy
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The only "difficult" part is climbing a knotted rope up a VERY small cliff (if you can call it that). Hence, it is good to go with a small group to help each other at this portion.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking St. Peter's Dome Trail
Yes



Related Activities
Foresters Trail - Foresters Trail, #701, is open to foot, bike and motorized traffic. Located in the beautiful Cheyenne Canyon, this trail leads to or begins in the Frosty Park area.

Penrose-Rosemont Reservoir Fishing Site - This trail to the reservoir is less than .5 miles one way and open to fishermen only. You must have a fishing license and rod to use the trail.

St. Mary's Falls Trail - St. Mary`s Falls cascades 250-300 feet down a solid granite wall and is about 1.6 miles from Gold Camp Road. The elevation of the falls is 8,880'.

Wye Campground - Wye campground is located approximately 13 miles southwest of Colorado Springs and 1.5 miles east of the Penrose/Rosemont Reservoir. The campground has 21 camp sites and parking spaces for 21 vehicles.



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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