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A rolling trail that connects all of the amazing trails in Colorado Springs to those in Manitou.


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Map Key

5.6

Miles

8.9

KM

Singletrack

7,014' 2,138 m

High

6,487' 1,977 m

Low

682' 208 m

Up

1,082' 330 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

The Intemann Trail has finally been completed by going through the newly formed Iron Mountain Open Space. This means there is finally a connection between the Manitou Springs trails and the trail in western Colorado Springs.

From the Palmer/Section 16 trailhead in Colorado Springs, head west until you reach the Intemann Trail in about 1 mile, which will head off to the right. Follow this trail through grasslands before entering rolling forests.

Continue to follow the trail and you'll eventually drop down to Crystal Park road where there is a beautiful stream providing a peaceful place to take a break and enjoy the sound of running water.

Cross Crystal Park Road and the trail picks up on the other side and climbs steeply. It eventually levels out and connects with an old dirt road that will traverse around Iron Mountain before returning to a simple trail that winds its way behind (south of) Manitou Springs.

This trail allows one to ride from all of the trails on the west side of Colorado Springs (Red Rock Canyon, Bear Creek, Section 16) to the trails in Manitou (Barr Trail, Iron Mountain, the Incline, etc...) allowing for a number of mileage and loop options that could keep one occupied for a lifetime.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brian Smith with improvements by nattymoreland and 2 others

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 22 votes

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  3.0 from 22 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1,308

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#12,963

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Photos

View east from Palmer Red Rock loop
May 22, 2015 near Manitou…, CO
2.5 mile climb from the west parking lot at Red Rocks, ready for a rocky decent... March 31, 2022
Apr 1, 2022 near Manitou…, CO
Looking at "the incline" from the Iron Mountain-Inteman Trail
Mar 24, 2015 near Manitou…, CO
Riding Southern Red Rocks
Nov 19, 2017 near Manitou…, CO

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Nov 4, 2021
Adam Mitchell
0h 47m
Oct 9, 2021
Erik Drake
Definitely technical in areas. Stairs require hike a bike 9.2mi — 2h 12m
Jul 29, 2020
Fer Manrique
One of my favorites trails in the area. Better to ride W to E connecting with Red Rock. Only 1 spot that it isn't rideable (steps up). Amazing views
Mar 22, 2020
Brodie Crawford
One washed out bit at the start, a strenuous uphill climb at the middle part, and some cliffs near the end. Fun ride. 4.7mi — 1h 20m
Sep 25, 2019
England
Aug 9, 2019
Tony Matarazzo
Jun 17, 2019
Mason R
May 12, 2019
Jason Memmer
Tried riding this one today when I thought my cold was passing. It wasn't, and made feel worse. Cool trail though.
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