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    Fox Run Loop Trail

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    5.0 km
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    131 m
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    The Fox Run Loop Trail is a postcard-perfect adventure through the Fox Run Regional Park. This amazing nature walk through mixed pine forest and aspen glades is truly scenic. Not to mention the demanding views of Pike’s Peak and neighboring snow-capped summits.
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    Route Description for Fox Run Loop Trail

    Adventure into the fresh air and reconnect with nature along the Fox Run Loop Trail. This wow-inducing trek through the regional park boasts sights of Pike's Peak whilst looping through aspen groves, ponderosa pine forests, and meadowlands. This hike is a popular family-friendly nature walk, as it's versatile, easy-going, and incredibly stunning. Especially busy on weekends and afternoons, this revered route is often busy. If you seek a more sequestered experience, consider an early morning excursion to beat the crowds! Note that the trails aren't well signposted, so consider using the trail GPS to easily navigate the route.

    Open year-round, versatile, and unforgettably picturesque; this family favorite is a must-add to your Colorado Springs adventure list. Whether you are seeking a lunch break gateways or a weekend workout, the Fox Run Loop Trail delivers. Depending on the season, lace up a pair of hiking boots or strap on a pair of snowshoes before setting out. Though accessible year-round, we recommend an autumn excursion when the aspens are golden and vibrant! Make sure to charge your camera and consider bringing lunch to have a picnic overlooking Pike's Peak looming in the distance.

    Embark on your journey along the Fox Run Loop Trail from the Roller Coaster Trailhead. From here, the circuit can be completed in either direction, but for clarity's sake, we ventured clockwise. Departing from the trailhead, take the leftmost trail traveling southwest through mixed pine forests. Enjoy the sights of the towering ponderosas, and you will soon reach an intersection. Here, keep left, and the route will divert you west, leading you to the Fallen Timbers Trailhead.

    At this point, take the leftmost trail, tracking south to Sprague and Aspen Lakes. Revel in the sights of the shimmering waters and continue trekking southwest along the perimeter of the park. This route will soon divert you north through aspen glades that reveal demanding vistas of Pike's Peak in the west. As you travel further north, the woodlands will transform again into a mixed pine forest before curving northeast. The final segment of the route will lead wanderers through dense, sweet-smelling forestlands back to the trailhead.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are dogs permitted on the Fox Run Loop Trail?

    Yes, dogs on-leash are allowed on the Fox Run Loop Trail.

    Is there a fee to hike the Fox Run Loop Trail?

    No, access to the Fox Run Regional Park is free of charge.

    Insider Hints for Fox Run Loop Trail

    • With plenty of tree shade, this loop can be comfortably walked in the summertime, too.
    • Enjoy a different perspective of the trail with a pair of snowshoes in the winter months.
    • In the warmer weather, enjoy the sights of ducks enjoying the ponds.
    • Charge your camera, this trek exposes epic views of Pike’s Peak.
    • Pack lunch and have a picnic in the park!

    Getting to the Fox Run Loop Trail Trailhead

    The Fox Run Loop Trail departs from the Roller Coaster Trailhead off Roller Coaster Road.

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