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About


Red Mountain
El Paso County, CO

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Intemann Trail before sunrise
The Intemann Trail before sunrise

Route: Intemann Trail, Red Mountain Trail

With just enough time to get out before a morning flight, I headed up to Red Mountain for a sunrise jog.

The Intemann Trail was smooth sailing with some nice views of the town below. The Red Mountain Trail was more of a single track footpath with some switchbacks and a rugged final ascent to the summit.

The summit had various foundational remains, as well as good views in all directions (including the Incline and Pikes Peak).


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Red Mountain
Length: Easy
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, July 23, 2017
Parking Elevation: 5,540'
Destination: Red Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:22
Trailhead Elevation: 6,540'
Summit Elevation: 7,361'
Distance: 1.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 831'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:13
Hike Vertical Gain: 841'


The Intemann Trail trailhead
The Intemann Trail trailhead

The upper Red Mountain Trail
The upper Red Mountain Trail

The sunrise from Red Mountain - Click to enlarge
The sunrise from Red Mountain

Pikes Peak as seen from Red Mountain - Click to enlarge
Pikes Peak as seen from Red Mountain

The Intemann Trail after sunrise
The Intemann Trail after sunrise

Topographic map of Red Mountain


Directions to trailhead: From Manitou Springs, take Ruxton Avenue south to Spring Street. One may have to find parking on Ruxton Avenue, then walk up Spring Street to the trailhead (no parking signs).

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