AT A GLANCE
The Pancake Rocks Trail is a popular hiking trail near Cripple Creek, CO. The ~2.3 mile out and back trail (one way) is especially popular in the fall months, as droves of “leaf peepers” descend on the area to enjoy the spectacular fall foliage. The trail gets its name from the unique rock formations found at the terminus of the trail. RMFI is engaged in a collaborative effort with the U.S. Forest Service and the Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC) to make some much needed improvements to the trail. The existing trail was not sustainably designed, and many sections are severely damaged and impacting the surrounding natural resources. RMFI and volunteers are working to complete reroutes of these sections, establishing a more sustainable trail.
We recognize the following nations, whose traditional territories we work on in the Pike National Forest:
- Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute)
- Reroute sections have become severely damaged and impacting the surrounding natural resources.
- Establish a more sustainable trail in specific sections.
PROJECT PARTNERS AND FUNDERS
- Trails and Open Space Coalition
- U.S. Forest Service