Chambers

Rating: 
One-way Distance: 0.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy
MTB Skill level:
Elevation: 6278 - 6353 feet
Cellphone: 3-5 bars
Time: 15 mins.
Trailhead: Chambers Drive
Fee: none
Attractions: Scenic trail




The Chambers trail is at the Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The trail travels over a ridge between Chambers Drive and the Gateway Road offering beautiful views of the many picturesque rock formations that are found at the Garden of the Gods. Enroute the trail makes connections with the Galloway Homestead, Valley Reservoir and Ute trails.


For this post we began at the Chambers Drive end of the trail. You can get there by taking the Foothills trail or from Lot P1 near the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site.


The Chambers trail is part of the Garden of the Gods Mountain Biking Area. It is the only area in the park where bikes are allowed off of the paved roads. The trails range in mountain biking skill level between easy to moderate and are a lot of fun whether you are hiking or biking.


Once the trail makes it up the hill to the ridge the Valley Reservoir trail branches off on the left providing access to the Niobrara and Ute trails. The Galloway Homestead trail branches off on the right at the same spot where it travels around the opposite side of the mountain of the Chambers trail before reuniting with it on the other end.


The elevation change is much more gradual as the Chambers trail leaves the ridge and travels down the west side of the hill.


As the trees thin out the outstanding scenery of Cathedral Rock and the Central Garden area begin to unfold.


Scenery like this can make you forget all your worries at least for a moment or two.


Once off the side of the hill the trail continues across the valley floor.


The Chambers trail comes to an end when it reaches the Gateway Road. It is at this point where the Galloway Homestead trail reconnects on the right and the Ute trail connects on the left. The Chambers trail might be short in length but it is long on scenery and about as pleasant as can be. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is 'Take a hike'.