Pikes Peak - East Slope
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Difficulty: Class 1 
Exposure:No exposure in the area. Gentle terrain.
Trailhead:Manitou Springs
Start:6,700 feet
Summit:14,110 feet
Total Gain:7,500 feet
RT Length:26.00 miles
USGS Quad.:Pikes Peak
County Sheriff:El Paso: 719-390-5555
National Forest:Pike
Last Updated:1/2010


From City Hall in the center of Manitou Springs go west 1/2 mile to Ruxton, turn left 3/4 mile past the cog railway to the parking lot by the hydro plant.




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