Crags Trailhead #664

Crags Trail to "The Crags"

Foot, horse, and cross-country ski trail. This trail is a moderately difficult 2.1 mile trail with an elevation change of 800 feet.

Crags Trail leads to a group of rock pinnacle formations. It is used for cross country skiing and snow shoeing in the winter. No camping or campfires are allowed on either side of Forest Service Road 383, except in the Crags Developed Campground. 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

Fees: $10.00 per vehicle
Open Season: May 26, 2023 - Sept. 24, 2023
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the trail.
Water: not available

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 383 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.


Recreation Map

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  Area/Length : 
2.1 miles

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  Elevation : 
10,000 feet - 10,900 feet