Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Crags Trail to "The Crags"

This trail leads to "The Crags", a group of rock pinnacle formations. It is a good cross country ski trail. Good for family hikes.

Difficulty: Moderate

No camping or campfires are allowed on either side of Forest Road 383, and parking is allowed at designated trailheads only. Hazard trees still exist in the area from the spruce bark beetle infestation, so visitors should be aware of large standing dead trees and the potential for falling trees, especially in high winds.

Visitors will continue to notice significant changes in the drainage over the next few years as more and more spruce trees succumb to the natural succession from the beetle infestation. Additional Forest Health Projects, including timber removal, will necessitate future closures in the Crags area.

At a Glance

Open Season: Year-round
Busiest Season: June - October
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
Water: Drinking water is not readily available. Water from streams should be treated before use. Hikers are
Information Center: Foot, horse, and cross-country ski trail. This trail is a moderately difficult 2.1 mile trail with an elevation change of 800 feet.

General Information


From Colorado Springs, take Hwy 24, through Woodland Park, to Divide. Turn south on Hwy 67. Drive 4 miles. Turn left on Forest Service Rd. #383. The trailhead is nearly 3 miles up the road approximately 1/8 mile before the Crags Campground.

General Notes:

Camping is permitted along the trail after traveling more than 1/4 mile in and is recommended 300’ from any trail or stream. Use no-impact camping techniques. Pack it in/Pack it out rule applies. Campfire permits are not required but please be sure your fire is dead out before you leave. Respect other trail users.


Available at the trailhead.


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1.5 Miles

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  Elevation : 
10,000Feet - 10,900 Feet