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  • Author: rexnipper
  • Created: September 13, 2019 7:08 pm
  • Updated: September 14, 2019 10:10 pm
Route type: Singletrack
Difficulty grade: Black

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  • Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 1.92 miles
  • Time 0 s
  • Speed 2 mph
  • Min altitude 0 ft
  • Peak 0 ft
  • Climb 1,220 ft
  • Descent 2,041 ft

Mt. Heiser Trail

This is a hard trail to find, and even harder to climb.  If you decide to bike this, rather than hike it, be prepared for a long hikabike.  This is one steep climb, full of scree in many parts.  Also, keep in mind that you should no go past Manitou Res.  The Water Police around here take their roles a little too seriously.

 

Getting There

  • Take HWY 24 out of Colorado Springs to Cascade.
  • Turn Left at the light.
  • Take your first left AFTER the frontage road onto Emporia Ave.
  • Take your first left onto Park Street.
  • Go left up Anemone Hill Road.
  • Continue up until you reach a cul de sac.  This is where the trail head lies.

 

 

Trail Description

Once you actually find the trail, it is pretty simple.  This is very technical on a bicycle, so be prepared.  There are places on this trail where you can die.  Some sections have shear granite cliff drops.  You want to really pay attention.  Once you reach the top of the trail, it is best just to turn around.  Don't ride the roads that lead you to Manitou Res, and the other ponds up there.  The Water Police will not take kindly to cyclists poaching on their roads.  It's too bad too.  You can actually ride from here all the way around the peak, if only they would open up the routes to hiking and biking traffic.

Mt. Heiser Trail

This is a hard trail to find, and even harder to climb.  If you decide to bike this, rather than hike it, be prepared for a long hikabike.  This is one steep climb, full of scree in many parts.  Also, keep in mind that you should no go past Manitou Res.  The Water Police around here take their roles a little too seriously.

 

Getting There

  • Take HWY 24 out of Colorado Springs to Cascade.
  • Turn Left at the light.
  • Take your first left AFTER the frontage road onto Emporia Ave.
  • Take your first left onto Park Street.
  • Go left up Anemone Hill Road.
  • Continue up until you reach a cul de sac.  This is where the trail head lies.

 

 

Trail Description

Once you actually find the trail, it is pretty simple.  This is very technical on a bicycle, so be prepared.  There are places on this trail where you can die.  Some sections have shear granite cliff drops.  You want to really pay attention.  Once you reach the top of the trail, it is best just to turn around.  Don’t ride the roads that lead you to Manitou Res, and the other ponds up there.  The Water Police will not take kindly to cyclists poaching on their roads.  It’s too bad too.  You can actually ride from here all the way around the peak, if only they would open up the routes to hiking and biking traffic.

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