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Located in Colorado near Colorado Springs, Ring the Peak is a collection of trails, four wheel drive roads, and a few paved roads to circumnavigate Pikes Peak, as envisioned in the 1999 Pikes Peak Multi-Use Plan.  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.

PORTALS:
  1. Manitou Springs
  2. Chipita Park
  3. Catamount Reservoir
  4. Catamount Ranch
  5. Raspberry
  6. Horsethief
  7. Gillett
  8. FS Road 376
  9. Frosty Park
  10. Bear Creek
Trail 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.

GPS tracks (gpx format): West side East side

Users assume all risks associated with the use of the maps and information on this web site.  As with all maps, related data, and directional information, inaccuracies may exist and conditions may change.