Colorado Springs, CO
Waldo Canyon is a surprise. Its stimulating loop trail takes the hiker far from the hectic metropolis and into a world of soaring mountain vistas, tranquil streams, and wonderful wildflowers. A luminous bluemist penstemon show, accented by scarlet bugler penstemon and upwards of 80 wildflower species, is a rite of spring in Waldo Canyon. This fairly long day hike leads the hiker up and along, then over and down through an amazing collection of ecosystems. The views of Pikes Peak alone inspire hikers to take on the 6.8-mile loop. During peak bloom in the last half of June the scenery gets even better. Wildflower alert: An abundance of bluemist penstemon and the northern limit for scarlet bugler penstemon.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Colorado Springs|
|Season||Bloom is May to August|
|Top Elevation||8,000 ft|
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