Mt. Cutler and St. Mary’s Falls Hikes

Mt Cutler with Columbine in BackgroundI got in two hikes today.  I started with Mt. Cutler trail has I have always seen this trail from the Columbine Trail on the other side of North Cheyenne Canyon.  The trail is only 2 miles round trip, but it includes a view of Seven Falls,  south Colorado Springs, and North Cheyenne Canyon.  It rained a small bit, but it was well worth the hike.

You can see more Mt. Cutler Trail photos here.

Next, I started the longest hike I have so far done on this trip.  I had no idea what St. Mary’s Falls would look like given some falls out here are just a trickle of water.  In the end, it was very beautiful.  The video doesn’t do the falls justice.  The hike was a bit over 10 miles with views of the creek along the way.  Bicyclist share the trail, you need to listen out for them coming down the trail.  Early section of this trail and nearby trails allow all-terrain vehicles.

You can see more St. Mary’s Falls Trail photos here.

2014-05-26 Hikes

Palmer Loop Trail

Bear Creek on Palmer Loop TrailToday, I hiked the Palmer Loop Trail. I should have gone the opposite direction as I went the direction with the steepest slope.  The trail was nice and included many spots with great views and two waters falls.

The hike was about 6.3 miles with great weather and no thunderstorm, thankfully.

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Palmer Loop Trail

Columbine Trail

IMG_1255I had a great hike today on the Columbine Trail.  I started at the Starsmore Discovery Center trailhead and hiked to the Helen Hunts.  The around trip was about 6.9 miles.
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