Ponderosa and Ridge Loop

Colorado Springs, CO
Length: 1.10 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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The Ponderosa and Ridge trails connect to make a 1.1 mile moderately looped trail within the Stratton Open Space park.  This is a great toddler led or carrier hike.  There are stairs to climb up and down, it is partly shaded, and there are other connecting trails to make your hike longer if desired.  This trail can get muddy and icy during the winter months, so bring sturdy shoes.  Little hikers can have fun jumping in the muddy puddles. You will encounter mountain bikers and hikers with dogs.  This trail is not stroller or wheelchair friendly.  Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 193 ft.
Stroller friendly No
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

Mud Puddles and Shaded Hike

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Paved 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.