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Mt Esther Trail is a 3.55 mile round trip hike with 1,886 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 11 miles west-northwest of Colorado Springs Colorado. September and May are the best months to enjoy this hike.
Nice hike in Ute pass in Cascade/Chipita Park which in itself is a destination, but also links up to Ring the Peak trail which is a 57 mile trail around Pikes Peak with numerous other trail links.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
This is a moderately difficult hike.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.