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Mountain Biking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > Pikes Peak Ranger District

Quick Facts

Centennial Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,760 Feet (2419.0 Meters) Woodland Park
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 7,860 Feet (2450.1 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 985 Feet (307.0 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 8,745 Feet (2726.0 Meters) Manitou Lake
Length, One-way: 8.2 Miles (13.67 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 137
Recommended Season: Late Spring to Summer
Trail Number: 669




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General Description

Centennial Bicycle Trail (669) leads from Woodland Park to Manitou Lake.
The trail is used by hikers, bikers and cross-country skiers. Motorized vehicles are prohibited. This is a paved trail that parallels Highway
67 and offers beautiful views of the Manitou Park area. Bicyclists must
yield to pedestrians. The Manitou Park area was a summer hunting ground for the Ute Indians.
Profile:
8,475 +
8,040 +
7,880 +
7,800+
7,760+

Manitou picnic ground has 42 picnic sites, toilets, drinking water during the summer, and a small lake open to fishing. There is a $3.00 parking fee per vehicle. Golden Age and Golden Access passes will be honored with a 50% discount.

Temperatures are similar to Colorado Springs. Afternoon thunderstorms are common during the summer. Camping is available during the summer at South Meadows, Colorado and Painted Rocks campgrounds. Group camping at Red Rocks and Pike Community campgrounds.
Drinking water is available only at Manitou Picnic Ground
during the summer. Hikers are advised to carry an adequate supply.

Directions from Highway 24: Travel west on Highway 24 to Woodland Park. Turn north on Highway 67 and drive 1 mile to Kelley Road. This is the start of the paved trail but not the trailhead.

Directions from Colorado Springs: Travel west on Highway 24 to Woodland Park. Turn north on Highway 67 and drive 4miles to Red Rocks Campground. There is a small parking area beside the trail. Also, 6 miles from Woodland Park is South Meadows Campground with a pavedparking lot just outside the campground entrance.

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



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Centennial Trail
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Centennial Trail
Yes



Related Activities
Colorado Campground - Colorado Campground is located in the Manitou Park Recreation Area. This campground is often used as a base to visit the many attractions in the Colorado Springs region.

Manitou Lake Family Picnic Ground - Manitou Lake Picnic Ground is located in the Manitou Park Recreation Area north of Woodland Park. Forty-two picnic sites are available as well as a pavilion for group outings.

Manitou Park Lake Trail - Manitou Lake Trail, #670, encircles the 34-acre reservoir and is open to hikers and mountain bikers. It's a short trail with little elevation gain. It makes a good turnaround for individuals riding the Centennial Trail.

Painted Rocks Campground - Painted Rocks Campground is located in the Manitou Park Recreation Area north of Woodland Park. It has 18 camp sites to accommodate campers at least 30' long.

Pike Community Group Site - The Pike Community Group Campground is located 5.3 miles north of Woodland Park on Colorado Highway 67. This area is developed for group camping but may be reserved for day use at the overnight use rate.

Red Rocks Group Site - The Red Rocks Group Campground is located 4 miles north of Woodland Park on Colorado Highway 67. This area is developed for group camping but may be reserved for day-use at the overnight-use rate.

South Meadows Campground - South Meadows Campground is located in the Manitou Park Recreation Area north of Woodland Park. Many visitors to this campground use it as a base from which they visit the many attractions in the area.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Pike and San Isabel National Forests, 1920 Valley Drive , Pueblo, CO, 81008, Phone: 719-545-8737

Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, 302 North Santa Fe Drive, P.O. Box 697 , Pueblo, CO, 81003, Phone: 800-233-3446, www.pueblochamber.org

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