Trail Name/Park: Ring the Peak & Limber Pines Trail-Catmount Ranch Open Space
2943 Edlowe Rd (Teller Cty Rd 28) 3.25 miles from Hwy 24
Yes, allowed on leash. Please bring doggy doo doo bags and water for them
Catamount Ranch has been called a “little pocket of paradise.” Catamount Ranch Open Space was a YMCA camp for decades and it was closed off to the public for years. But locals knew about its deep forests and “wow” views of Pikes Peak. It had been shielded from development for many years, and during that time, it became a favorite haunt for black bears, bobcats, coyotes, snowshoe hares, and porcupines. Mule deer and elk are also spotted on the 1,300 acres. It holds valuable wetlands that are home to beavers and muskrats, and it protects headwaters for both the South Platte and Arkansas Rivers.
Remember regardless of weather we will hike. There is no such thing as poor weather, only poor clothing choices. Suggestions of items to wear/bring are: hat, gloves, sturdy hiking shoes, warm socks, face cover, layers of clothing, water, snacks.
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD:
From Downtown take Cimmaron to Hwy 24. Follow Hwy 24 approx 21 miles. Turn Left onto Edlowe Rd. Edlowe Rd will turn into Midland Rd and then back into Edlowe Rd. Follow Edlowe Rd for about 3 miles and the Parking Area will be on the left.
Directions from our office: https://goo.gl/maps/dqdHz1QcxFc5Dkim8