Women’s Forest Trail s a true hidden gem. You’ll find yourself immersed in tall trees, complete solitude and sweeping views of Pikes Peak.

 

We had so much snow this year that snowshoeing today was beyond our expectations. A typical Colorado day filled with bluebird skies, and deep deep snow covered terrain.

 

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Women’s Forest Trail #375 is the trail name by locals and on trail apps.

Above photo is the signpost at the trailhead but unknown is how or why it has this name, or if Memorial Forest has any meaning to it.

Check out “Pikes Peak Region has Awesome Day Hikes” for more great hiking in the area!

 

 

At the trailhead, the gate has a chain that you move off and put back on when you enter.

 

Women's Forest Trail

 

Starting off into the forest is effortless for about the first mile. It’s so quiet and peaceful and seems to be all ours right now. Just the crunch beneath our snowshoes and a few birds chirping for company.

 


 

 

We came to an intersection and there are choices in every direction. In summer the trails are distinctive but now this area is a blanket of snow. We opted for a trail we’ve hiked in the summer,

NOTE: The main trail we just came in on is Forest Service Road 375, which branches off into trails 375 A & B. There is another unmarked trail about a 1/4 from the trailhead which I’ve ventured down on previous hikes.

 

 

 

Women's Forest Trail, Divide Colorado, hiking trails in Colorado

 

In summer these trails are filled with wildflowers on fairly gentle terrain. In fall the Aspens are glorious but now it’s winter and these trails are 2 feet deep in snow. Increasing winds are blowing snow that’s covering the trail and covering our tracks behind us.

 

 

 

So much fun in snow and much harder!!

Perfect for beginner snowshoeing or x-country skiing in winter.

Check out “Baker’s Tank Trail, Winter Wonderland in the Rockies and “Snowshoeing Mayflower Gulch is Magical” for more great snowshoeing!

 

 

On the way back the views of Pikes Peak 14er are tantalizing which I never tire of. It’s so majestic and prominent that you can’t keep your eyes off it.

Most popular: Loop hike – When reaching the intersection like described above go straight and will loop back to where you started. 3.7 miles (no signage)

Sweet casual hike for beginners, visitors, and families in summer.

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Rated: easy, slightly moderate

Family Friendly

Open to dogs, horses and mountain bikes

No restrooms, camping or water source

Cows graze here too!

Nearest Town: Divide,CO and Woodland Park, CO


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