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

Quick Facts

Manitou Park Lake Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,750 Feet (2415.8 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 7,770 Feet (2422.1 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 7,750 Feet (2415.8 Meters)
Length, One-way: 1 Mile (1.67 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 137 Pikes Peak, Canon City
Recommended Season: Summer
Reservation Contact: Local
Reservation Remarks: day use
Reservation Status: Not Accepted
Trail Number: 670




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General Description

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. Motorboats and swimming are not permitted in Manitou Park Lake because of the easy access to this area and its popularity, fishing occurs
year-round in the reservoir along with Trout Creek for those who prefer
stream fishing. This area make a good base for visitors who want to explore the Pikes Peak region.

Directions from Woodland Park: Travel 7 miles north on Highway 67 to Manitou Lake Picnic Area.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: May through October .



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



Related Activities
Centennial Trail - Centennial Bicycle Trail (669) leads from Woodland Park to Manitou Lake.The trail is used by hikers, bikers and cross-country skiers.

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.

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:

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

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