Cabin Cañon

Round Trip Distance: 0.6 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 6274 - 6355 feet
Cellphone: 2-5 bars
Time: 30 mins.
Trailhead: P14
Fee: none
Attractions: Scenic ridge/canyon

The Cabin Cañon trail is located in the Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The trail makes a loop that begins off of the Siamese Twins trail where it travels around a small hill passing some scenic geology enroute. Along the way there are also some nice views of the east side of Pikes Peak (14,115 feet). On the south side of the loop there is a short spur that links the Cabin Cañon trail with the Balanced Rock trail.

The trailhead for the Cabin Cañon and the Siamese Twins trails can be found off of the road that leads to the Balanced Rock area in Parking lot 14.

From the parking area follow the Siamese Twins trail for a hundred yards or so to where the Cabin Cañon trail begins.

The trail starts out on a smooth path that quickly transitions to a stretch of uneven rocks.

As the trail continues it works its way through a few small washes.

At present there is part of the trail that is overgrown by some brush that is thriving on that part of the hill.

As the trail continues it begins looping toward the south where it follows a very scenic ridgeline overlooking a small canyon on the right.

The rocky ridge provides a good spot to lounge around and enjoy the peaceful ambience in this part of the park.

As the trail works its way down the hill it continues its scenic ways. The surface of the trail has a thin coating of scree in places but it isn't so steep that it presents much of problem.

At the bottom of the hill the trail begins looping back toward the east and passes its junction with a spur of the Balanced Rock trail.

The trail continues working its way along the contours of the hillside with a few ups and downs as it goes.

As the trail reaches the road leading into the parking area there is the option to follow the road back to the trailhead or continue across it and follow the trail.

Cabin Cañon is a good trail for getting away from the crowds of visitors that flock to the Central Garden area. It provides access to a lesser used area of the park that most people never see. While we were hiking the trail and taking photos for this post we did come across a few locals that were out for their morning exercise as well as a couple of trail runners. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is 'Take a hike'.