- Bob Falcone
- The view from the Sheep Mountain Interconnect Trail
In any case, this hike has a few challenges, but overall is a fairly moderate and enjoyable 8.25-mile hike. It has some great views, along with lots of wildlife and wildflowers. It's worth the trip out there.
Things You Need to Know: For the most part, this trail isn't difficult. A .3-mile section of the Limber Grove Trail over a talus field can be challenging — think a risk of twisted ankles — and the first mile of the Sheep Mountain Trail is a strenuous climb. Bathroom facilities are available at Fourmile and Horseshoe campgrounds and water is available from Fourmile Creek at the beginning of the hike (filter all water before drinking), but not afterwards.
In other news, the Manitou Incline has reopened, with Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs finally coming to an agreement on how to manage users and traffic. Users will need to make a reservation prior to going. For more information and to reserve your spot, click HERE.
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Bob Falcone is a retired firefighter, photographer, hiker, business owner and author of Hiking Bob's Tips, Tricks and Trails, available via his website. He has lived in Colorado Springs for almost 28 years. Follow him on Twitter (@hikingbob), Facebook (@hikingguide), Instagram (@HikingBob_CO) or visit his website (Hikingbob.com). E-mail questions, comments, suggestions, etc. to Bob: firstname.lastname@example.org.