The Crags Trail
The Crags are dramatic pinnacles, and the area is ideal for hiking or scrambling on the backside of Pikes Peak, and is across from Mueller State Park. Hiking through the valley is worth the price of admission, and the view from atop one of the pinnacles is breathtaking in more ways than one. You can see the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the distance, as well as the backside of Pikes Peak and the interesting landscape of Mueller State Park and Wildlife Area. You can choose a short, easy jaunt up the valley to the base of the rocks or a steep scramble to the summit. The trail rolls and climbs gradually to the base of the Crags. It is straight uphill steeply from there to summit a crag. The area often stays snowy, wet, or marshy until mid- to late July because of the elevation in normal snow years.
We cannot find this location: please try again.
Directions to: The Crags Trailprint directions
Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Black Forest|
|Elevation Gain||800 ft|
|Skill Level||Easy to moderate|
|Trailhead Elevation||10,100 ft|
REI MEMBERS: SAVE $20 on a Trails.com Subscription
Subscribe to Trails.com for just $29.95 a year and gain full access to over 49,000 professional trail guides, high-res USGS topo maps & much more!