Located in Colorado near Colorado Springs, the Ring the Peak trail is a collection of trails, four wheel drive roads, and a few paved roads that circumnavigates Pikes Peak. The trails cross federal, state, county, city, and sometimes private lands. The total length of the trail system is approximately 63 miles with approximately 80% of the route completed. Evaluation and planning is ongoing for the remaining 20%. The altitude ranges between 6,400 feet in Manitou Springs to 11,300 feet east of Portal 8 on Trail Segment 8-9; consequently, many trails are obscured by snow during the winter months. Currently, 9 portals provide access to the Ring trails, although there are numerous other ways to find your way to the Ring.
For directions to a trailhead, click the portal name in the column to the left of the map.
For a map of a trail, click on the segment in the column to the right of the map.
Signage: The Ring trails are all marked with green Carsonite stakes with 3 inch square labels. The color of the label indicates the direction of the travel, brown for clockwise and green for counterclockwise.
The Ring the Peak trail concept is an outgrowth of the 1999 Pikes Peak Multi-Use Plan.
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