New Santa Fe Regional Trail, Colorado Springs
Enjoy incredible views of Pikes Peak on this 20-mile pathway that connects Palmer Lake and Colorado Springs. Seven miles of the trail wind through Air Force Academy grounds, making it a unique way to see the place. Run north to south and enjoy a gradual descent all the way down.
Distance: 20 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,120 feet descent (north to south)
Trailhead Info: From Colorado Springs, take exit 163 off I-25 then go northwest on Route 105 for five miles. Go east on County Line Road until you reach the Palmer Lake Recreation Area.