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    Cheyenne Canyon to Mount Rosa Hike

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    22.4 km
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    1,281 m
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    The Cheyenne Canyon to Mount Rosa Hike is a high-effort, high-reward type of adventure near Colorado Springs. This wonderful trek exhibits the beauty and variety of the Colorado wilderness as it begins from a creek canyon and culminates at the summit of Mount Rosa, which boasts awe-inspiring mountain views!

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    Route Description for Cheyenne Canyon to Mount Rosa Hike

    The Cheyenne Canyon to Mount Rosa Hike is a demanding adventure that reveals awesome scenery. Traveling through craggy bluffs, aspen glades, mixed pine forest, and up to a foothill summit. Make sure to pack plenty of water, as the length and technicality of the trek will undoubtedly tire you. Furthermore, we suggest wearing layers as the ever-changing terrain warrants ever-changing weather conditions! This trek also has many route changes and intersections, so consider bringing along the trail GPS.

    Embark on your adventure along the Cheyenne Canyon to Mount Rosa Hike from the Gold Camp Trailhead. From here, follow the Gold Camp Road southwest through Cheyenne Canyon and up to an intersection. Here, keep left, and you will be diverted onto the Saint Marys Falls Trail through mixed pine woodlands. Eventually, you will reach the mesmerizing cascades—this is a great place to spot and rest before tackling the final climb! When you reach the trail’s end, track the Nelsons Trail west.

    Soon you will encounter an intersection; veer left here onto the Mount Rosa Trail. Ascend the rocky terrain up to the summit of Mount Rosa. Enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the encompassing mountainous landscape. When you are done reveling in the alpine panoramas, begin your descent and retrace your footing along the path back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Cheyenne Canyon to Mount Rosa Hike Trailhead

    The Cheyenne Canyon to Mount Rosa Hike departs from the Gold Camp Trailhead off Gold Camp Road.

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    • Backcountry Campground


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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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