Waldo Canyon Loop Trail
On the trail, a sign identifies the pink-colored rock as Pikes Peak granite, about 1 billion years old. This is the predominant rock along the canyon. The pink color sets off scrub oak and mountain mahogany growing along the trail. Early in the season blue penstemon grows abundantly in the canyon. The trail continues through a pine and fir forest. The trail drops into several ravines, then crosses a ridge to access the canyon after about 1 mile from the trailhead. The trail descends into the canyon and enters a meadow, fed by a creek which flows through the canyon and offers enticing opportunities for your dog to get refreshed at the half dozen or so shallow crossings of the at-times-sluggish stream.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Manitou Springs|
|Elevation Gain||1,200 ft|
|Season||Best April to October|
|Trailhead Elevation||7,050 ft|
|Top Elevation||8,000 ft|
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