Pike National Forest Hike

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Pike National Forest Permit Hiking

The only outfitter given permits by the Pike National Forest to lead hikes in the Historic Cheyenne Canyon Watershed.  Our day hikes are a great way to see some scenery, learn about the area and get some exercise at the same time.  All hikes include transportation to the trail heads that are just a few miles from downtown Colorado Springs.  Access to amazing trails this close to town is a rare commodity and you will not be disappointed.

All hikes include an AOW guide, water and basic first aid if needed.  Our hikes are in the forest.  Wildlife, loose rocks and amazing scenery can be encountered.  Guests should check with a medical professional before booking a hike at elevations up to 10,000′.  Appropriate footwear is closed toed and laced up.  Flip Flops are not welcome.  Sunscreen, a light jacket and an appetite for adventure is recommended.

Our guides are Colorado Springs locals with a spirit for adventure.  The guide will ensure your hike is full of the right amount of memories without too much, how to get it done.  A nice mellow pace ensures your time with us is just what you need.

2 guest minimum for booking.  Singles, please call the office.

Adventures Out West is a permitee of the Pike National Forest.  We do not discriminate and are an equal opportunity employer.

Your adventure starts here.

Advanced reservations are recommended. Please book online with confidence. All tours depart on time. No refunds will be issued for late arrivals.

St. Mary's Falls

Not too steep and not so busy, take the route less traveled.  This trail starts on the Short Line Rail Road Grade and slowly climbs to the trail head at 8000′.  A gentle start gives way to lush forest tucked along Little Fountain Creek.  The babbling brook is a charismatic friend along the way that leads to the base of St. Mary’s Falls.  More of a cascade than a fall, it is a worthy destination for sights, sounds and meditation.

Intermediate, 3.5 hours $89


It was like paradise! Hiking in Colorado is something else. Thank you!

Emmie T

Seven Bridges

A great adventure on Pikes Peak.  This trail follows North Cheyenne Creek and crosses the stream…(you got it)  seven times!  On this three hour adventure you and your guide will enjoy a stroll up to 8500′ in elevation.  The trail starts on a gentle railroad grade for about a mile, easing you into your high altitude adventure.  The hike climaxes with a beautiful waterfall cascade and a class three scramble over classic Pikes Peak scree and returns via the same route.  This trail is a local favorite.

Intermediate/advanced hike, 3-4 miles.

3hrs  $79 per guest


It’s so beautiful up here.  No wonder the birds sing.
Kelly C

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Aerionna W

Palmer Trail Hike in Garden of the Gods

2.5 mile hike. See the whole park up close and personal.

60-90 minute tour.

$60 per guest.



Hiking through the park was wonderful. it was my favorite part of the whole trip.

Daniel A

Group Hikes

Team building, corporate outings or a gathering of friends.  Call it what you want, but your team qualifies for a group.  Our group hike will be customized on the spot to accommodate all guest’s needs and abilities.  From easy to advanced, your team’s hike will be a success and a time to remember.  All group hikes start on the Gold Camp Road trail head and start as a group together.  Our guides will assess your team and determine each person’s ability during the gentle start.  Various side routes along the way ensure your guests will get the level of adventure they need and all teams end up back at the finish line together.  How can we do this?  Because AOW is amazing:) and we have years of experience leading guests on this adventure.

All hikes include transportation from the hotel or nearby location.  Water and snacks are included.  A guide ratio of 1:6 is provided.  Upgrades can include a 4×4 transfer for added pizzazz.

3 hour tour (Door to Door with transportation)  $69.00 per person

4 hour tour (Door to Door with transportation) $79.00 per person