Hiking in Colorado with Kids

Hiking in Colorado with Kids

The Crags is an ideal hike to do with kids in Colorado.

The Crags

The Crags

Hiking the Crags should be tops on your list when looking for fun things to do in Colorado. We have hiked the Crags several times and this past weekend we hiked it with five children ranging in age from 4 years old to 10 years old. Yes my 4 year old daughter hiked the entire way up and back. She was carried only after taking a few spills on the trail and skinning her knee.

The details:

  • The hike is a little over 3 miles round trip depending on where you park. The first parking lot you come to will add about a half mile onto your trip. If you get there early you can park in the second or upper lot and the hike will be right at 3 miles. Three miles is what the map and trail markers tell you. I however believe this to be a little farther than just 3 miles. Probably closer to 5 miles round trip but still very easy. I didn’t take my GPS so I don’t have an exact distance.
  • There are bathrooms at the parking areas.
  • Expect a couple of creek crossings.
  • Bring your camera.
  • To get there take HWY 24 West out of Colorado Springs to the town of Divide. Take a left in Divide and head towards Cripple Creek. You will go about 4.3 miles and turn left onto a dirt road and follow it to the Crags Campground basically until the road ends. Make sure to go past (take a right) at the Church campground and continue to the end.

From Parker, Colorado it takes about an hour and a half to get to the Crags parking lot.

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