Mount Esther Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,525' 465 m
Descent: -254' -77 m
High: 9,307' 2,837 m
Low: 7,926' 2,416 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)
Current trail conditions
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“A steep ascent from Cascade to the Pikes Peak Toll Road, part of the larger Ring-the-Peak Trail.”— Allen Tanner
The first mile is composed of steep technical switchbacks which, for most, will be hike-a-bike. The sign-making hikers will be pleased.
Once over the ridge, stay to the right, taking the western trail. To the right is a small trail to Crowe Gulch.
The remaining 2.5 miles of the trail has one more short climb but is relatively flat along the the ridgeline above Chipita Park. The trail continues toward the Crystal Peak Reservoir and the Crystal Peak Reservoir to North Catamount Reservoir Trail.
Land Manager: City of Colorado Springs, CO- Parks, Trails & Open Space