The final hiking post on vacation was also in Colorado Springs. The Grey Back Peak Trail is about 3 miles and follows a ridge up to a summit. It’s a fairly easy and quiet trail, and we didn’t see a single person or horse out there (apparently, you can ride your horse).
It starts here on a somewhat single track trail. You don’t climb much but just follow the straightforward trail for about 1.5-1.7 miles.
Once we made it to the end, we were rewarded with a great view overlooking Colorado Springs. We saw several military planes flying too and from the bases. I joked, we can never truly get away from planes. 😉
On the way back down, I wanted to climb up one of the rocks. Most people know by now how clumsy I am, so it was better thought than done. With a running start, boost from my husband, and several attempts I made it up. It makes me look more bad@$$ than I actually am.
In all, it was a great short hike. We were out for about two hours. If you are looking for something relaxing with a great view, I highly recommend the Grey Trail in Colorado Springs. It was a short but quiet hike. With a view the entire time, it was one of my favorites!
Questions for You:
Do you have a favorite trail?
Have you ever been horseback riding?