Trails

Mt. Muscoco

Length: A little over 2 miles from the trailhead to the Mt. Muscoco summit.
Elevation: Mt. Cutler trailhead 6785’, Mt. Muscoco summit 8020’.
General Description: Follow Mt. Cutler Trail until Mt. Muscoco Trail sign points to the right. The trail gets steeper as you go along. After reaching a lookout area, the trail continues to the west. It now merges into the old trail and the

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Columbine Trail

This trail makes its way up the Cañon from behind the Starsmore Discovery Center to the Upper Columbine trailhead near Helen Hunt Falls. The Mid Columbine trailhead is about 1 mile up the road from the main park gate by the Starsmore Discovery Center. The Upper Columbine trailhead is about 350 feet east of Helen Hunt Falls. Hikers, cyclists and equestrians can use this trail.

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Seven Bridges

Length: About 1.5 miles one way.
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet
General Description: The trailhead is directly off the closed portion of Gold Camp Rd. (on the west side).  Park at the intersection of Gold Camp Rd., High Dr. and Cheyenne Cañon Rd. Hike past the gate, which is in the northwest corner of the parking area, and follow the closed portion of Gold Camp Rd .7

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Captain Jacks

Length: About 2.55 miles from the trailhead to the top of High Drive, about .9 miles from the top of High Drive to a saddle behind Mt.Buckhorn.
Elevation: Trailhead 7200 feet, top of High Drive 7900 feet, saddle behind Mt. Buckhorn 8200 feet
General Description: The trailhead is directly east of Tunnel #1 at the multi-use trail sign.  The Captain Jacks Trail system is a multi-use

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Stratton Open Space

Current Trail Lengths: 
Chamberlain-Ridgeway Spur: 1.1 miles;
Gold Camp Path: .8 miles;
Ponderosa: .4 miles;
South Suburban Lower Loop: .4 miles;
South Suburban Upper Loop: .6 miles;
Stratton Springs Path: .5 mile;
Upper Meadows Loop: .7 miles;
Wildflower Path: .7 miles.
General Description: Most of the trails within the Stratton Open Space are easy to moderate in difficulty and offer “loops” that allow users to enjoy

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The Chutes

Length: About 1.1 miles from the top of Gold Camp Rd. to the Chamberlain Ridgeway Spur between the reservoirs.
Elevation: Trailhead 6950 feet, Chamberlain Ridgeway Spur between reservoirs 6500 feet
General Description: Suggested for bicycles only.  This trail can be accessed from Stratton Open Space at the Ridgeway trailhead or at the La Veta trailhead. You can also reach the Chutes trail off of Gold Camp

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St. Mary’s Falls

Length: About 1.2 miles from parking area to trailhead, about 1.6 miles from trailhead to base of St. Mary’s Falls.
Elevation: Parking area 7500 feet, trailhead at Tunnel #3 7700 feet, base of St. Mary’s Falls 8800 feet
General Description: Drive about 3.2 miles from the Starsmore Discovery Center to the parking area where North Cheyenne Canon Rd, High Dr. and Gold Camp Rd. intersect.  Park

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Silver Cascade

Length: About .3 miles from the Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center to the top of the Silver Cascade Falls.
Elevation: Trailhead 7225 feet, top of Silver Cascade Falls 7400 feet
General Description: Park in front of the Helen Hunt Falls Visitors Center, hike over Helen Hunt Falls and continue along the trail.
For your safety, please DO NOT hike beyond the plaza area to the closed-off portion

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Mt. Cutler

Length: About 1.1 miles from the trailhead to the overlook just east of the top of Mt. Cutler.
Elevation: Trailhead 6785 feet, highest point by the top of Mt. Cutler 7200 feet, overlook 7050 feet.
General Description: The trailhead is on the south side of the road, about 1.5 miles up the road from the main park gate by the Starsmore Discovery Center. Hikers only.