This is a popular, easy trail in the Colorado Springs area. It is 3.5 miles roundtrip. The Crags Trail is well marked and has some amazing views of unusual rock formations that lead to a breathtaking overlook.
Looking out, you can take in the Rampart Range, Ute Pass, and the whole of the Catamount Creeks drainage, including the blue reservoirs that capture and control water. Whiskey Jack Jays and curious ground squirrels are everywhere.
Directions: Exit I-25 west at Cimarron Ave (exit 141) in Colorado Springs onto US Hwy 24. Drive west through Woodland Park to the town of Divide. Turn south (left) on CO Hwy 67 and drive about 4 miles.
Just past the entrance to Mueller State Park, you'll see a small sign indicating a left turn on a gravel road to the Crags Campground. This will take you through the middle of a Mennonite Camp.
In about 3 miles you'll find another small sign directing you to turn left again. The new trailhead parking is on the right. The Crags Campground is at a cul de sac at the end of the road; the old trailhead leads up from here.
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