Colorado’s Top 10 Trail Runs

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.

Photo credit: Katlyn Sheppard

Distance: 20 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,120 feet descent (north to south)

Difficulty: Moderate

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.  

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