Pancake Rocks Hike


Divide, Colorado

Group Size

Max 6 people


6 hours


Intermediate, Hard

Looking for a family-friendly hike that offers both distance and elevation gain? Check out our Pancake Rocks hike!

Enjoy a popular, three-season hike with unique rock formations and astonishing views while you wind through a diverse forest of blue spruce, limber pine, and Aspen trees. We might even make it over to Horsethief Falls--a gorgeous waterfall over the rock formations. You will appreciate the challenge and rewards of hiking at higher elevations without the extra stress of trying to summit a fourteener! 

Trail Details:

Distance: 6-7 miles

Starting Elevation: 9,667 ft

Elevation Gain: 1,860 ft

Best Hikes Near Colorado Springs describes the Pancake Rocks Trail as: “One of the finest day hikes in the Pikes Peak region. The trail offers it all--spectacular mountain scenery, willow-lined beaver ponds, hillsides of shimmering Aspen, far-reaching views, and unusual granite rock formations.” This is also a great hike if you want to explore the Divide or Cripple Creek areas.

Check out this Relive Video from the trail!

Other things to note:
The trailhead is about 1 hour from Colorado Springs--enjoy a beautiful drive to this fun trail!