3 Amazing Lesser Known Hikes Near Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs has a plethora of trails to explore!

Looking for a hike with the beauty of nature without the touristy crowds? Here are 3 lesser known but still beautiful hikes near Colorado Springs.

1. Lovell Gulch Trail

This 5 mile long hike is one of the locals favorite trails. Starting in a neighborhood near Woodland Park, this trail will take you past a stream, forest, and grassy meadows. You can also bring your pup along, but keep them on a leash.

2. Little Scraggy Trail

This hike is a little longer at 11 miles, and one of the newest trails in the area. Found in the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area, this area was a victim to a massive forest fire, in which the forest is recovering nicely with luscious greens. This trail also features huge boulders along the way that you’ll want to snap a photo with!

3. Palmer Lake Reservoirs

With fairly short trails of 3-4 miles, various hikes can be found in transformed reservoirs in the town of Palmer Lake. The scenic views are worth exploring and one trail even leads to site of the Sidney Harrison Memorial remembering a 1952 veteran plane crash from World War 2.

Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll or something that gets your blood pumping, one of these trails is bound to satisfy your adventure bug.