Accessing the Current Ring the Peak Trail

Map indicating the existing Ring the Peak Trail (shown in green) and the gaps on the northeast and southwest sides of Pikes Peak.

As it is currently designated, the Ring the Peak Trail is approximately 50 miles in length and is broken into 8 segments which can be accessed from various locations along the trail. Not all access points are accessible by automobile and some require a 4-wheel drive vehicle to access. 

All segments allow hiking but some are closed during the winter season while some do not allow mountain bikes or horses (see details in Trip Planning). Much of the terrain is above 8,000 feet in elevation and cell phone coverage is spotty to non-existent. 

The map below is interactive and by clicking on an Access Point you will see driving directions. Because of changing weather conditions, some access points may not be available. As a normal precaution, always check road and weather conditions before you begin your journey. 

Please also visit the Completing the Ring page for the planned route on the southwest portion of the Ring. Regular updates will be provided on the continuing effort to complete the Ring the Peak Trail. 

Interactive Route Map

To view the legend, click on the icon in the upper left corner. To view driving directions, click on any of the hiker symbols.

The Ring the Peak Trail is a program of the Trails and Open Space Coalition

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