3 Fall Hikes near Colorado that you HAVE to do!

Genevieve Marshall |

Stunning aspen colors and brisk air, combine to create some of the best hiking conditions. Fall hiking near Colorado Springs is a must-do if you're in Colorado during the gorgeous season of autumn! 

Before we get started, a quick note: 

Even though it's generally safe, hiking can still be dangerous due to animal encounters, weather, and terrain. Always carry a pack, be ready with food, water, layers, and other necessities to ensure your success.

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Seven Bridges Trail - Click the name to view

The Seven Bridges Trail, which has seven bridges to cross North Cheyenne Creek, is appropriately named for its distinguishing characteristics. This trail offers fall hikers a golden aspen grove close to the seventh bridge in addition to the creek's bubbling sound beneath their feet. The creek, valley, and Colorado Springs are all beautifully visible from the trail's end. This moderate hike offers good protection from the elements, making it an excellent option in windy conditions.

Columbine Trail - Click the name to view

The Columbine Trial is a fantastic hike that is convenient to town and provides wonderful scenery, opportunities to see a ton of flora and fauna, and flexibility for hikers of various hiking levels. Because there are three trailheads on this route—lower, middle, and upper—you can choose the length of your hike based on how much time you have.

Preachers Hollow - Click the name to view

Preachers Hollow is the best hike for beginners if you're looking for something enjoyable. This loop provides a welcoming multi-use trail with a small amount of elevation gain. The loop style also guarantees that you will travel through new terrain the entire way!


Hikers can find the perfect setting in Colorado Springs during the fall. Adventure awaits hikers of all abilities with easy access to a variety of trails and natural areas.

Lace up those boots and explore every adventure! 


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