Ute Indian Trail - Manitou Springs, Colorado (including reviews)
The Ute Pass is a mountain pass west of Colorado Springs. U.S. Highway 24 cuts through the Ute Pass. The Ute Indian Trail runs along the north side of Pikes Peak and can be accessed from Manitou Springs. The Ute Indian Trail is considered one of the country's oldest migratory paths, with native people having used it about 10,000 years ago.
You can now travel along this historic trail by hiking, biking, running or horseback riding. The trailhead is located near the Pikes Peak Cog Railway parking lot in Manitou Springs (this trailhead is also used for the Manitou Incline).
You'll see many interpretive signs on this trail. In addition, there are magnificent natural vistas along this trail including the great, green hillsides above Manitou Springs, Garden of the Gods, the eastern plains and the Waldo Canyon burn scar.
This trail is on POCKET PALS Trail Map #5 of the Pikes Peak Region series. The other trails on this trail map include; Bob's Road, Heizer, Long's Ranch Road, Barr Trail, Manitou Incline, Trail 329, Trail 638, Trail 671, Trail 703, Trail 706 and Water Pipe.
All Pocket Pals Trail Maps offer very detailed information for each trail including: trail distances, allowed trail uses, difficulty levels, elevation profiles, total ascent/descent, directions to trailhead, trailhead longitude and latitude, and waypoints (landmarks along each trail).