Pulpit Rock Park Trail - Colorado Springs, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1
N 38° 55.117 W 104° 48.831
13S E 516137 N 4307761
Quick Description: The Pulpit Rock Park Trail is located in the northwest part of Colorado Springs and is part of the Austin Bluffs chain of Open Space parcels mostly left in their natural state.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 3/29/2009 3:41:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM6408
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member StagsRoar
Views: 25

Long Description:
From winding paved greenways to difficult single track trails, Austin Bluffs Open Space (Pulpit Rock Park) section offers spectacular trails and views mixed with wildlife in the heart of Colorado Springs. If you take the entire desgnated trail system just in the park, this does not include the social trails, they encompass about 10 miles. Add another 1/2 mile of steep zigzag climbing if you go up to the actual Pulpit Rock pillar. I recommend this climb as the views are spectacular from the Rock.

Once the Houck Estate, this was one of the earliest open spaces preserved through the City’s TOPS program. A new segment of the University Park Trail has been built down from Rockhurst at the entrance to University Park. Trails connect both Austin Bluffs Park and Pulpit Rock Park through UCCS property.

(It’s OK to use their trails.)


Pulpit Rock towers over I-25 providing a spectacular rock formation on one of the City’s open spaces.

To access the Pulpit Rock area, take Nevada north just about as far as you can go. Park at the trailhead adjacent to the Utilities Substation.

Pulpit Rock is a mountain pillar in El Paso County and climbs to over 6,532 feet and towers about 300 feet above the surrounding park.

Take a Picture of Pulpit Rock from the posted coordinates of Required Picture 1 to satisfy the category requirements for a visit.

If you want to see some fantastic views hike up to the top of Pulpit Rock and just stand and marvel at the 360 views.
Picture location1: N 38° 54.975 W 104° 48.709

Picture Location 2: N 38° 54.730 W 104° 48.633

Picture Location 3: Not Listed

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