Dawson Butte Ranch Open Space

Larkspur, CO
Length: 5.10 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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This trail is a 5.1 mile loop.  The trail provides views of open fields and wildflowers during the summertime. It is all-terrain stroller friendly, but there are some sandy areas on the trail where it can be a little difficult to push through.  This is a great carrier hike if you want to complete the entire hike.  Feel free to do an out-and-back stroller or toddler led hike.   The area is popular for horseback riding, so be aware of this.  During the winter months the trail can be snow packed, so spikes or snowshoes is recommended.  The trail will be more crowded during the weekends.  It is best to hike this trail during the summer and fall months.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall and Summer
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 374 ft.
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Picnic Area and Wildlife Viewing

Wildflowers are abundant during the summer.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Dirt parking lot

Trail Contributor

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I have lived in Colorado Springs since 2010, and really enjoy hiking! I became active with Hike it Baby in April 2016 and fell in love with carrier hikes. I became a branch ambassador for the Colorado Springs branch in February 2018.  I now help with the national team with localized support and the LEAP program.  I currently host and enjoy toddler led and stroller hikes.

Trail Head


Trail Map

Getting There

From I-25 Take exit #174, head west on Sky View Lane, and then take a right on Frontage Road, take a left on Tomah Road, follow Tomah Road until you reach Dawson’s Butte Ranch Open Space on your right.