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Pancake Rocks Trail (#704A)

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.1 (16)

A moderate trail traversing through a mixed pine forest that leads to Pancake Rocks.


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.8

KM

Point to Point

11,024' 3,360 m

High

10,068' 3,069 m

Low

1,039' 317 m

Up

168' 51 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

A moderate hike traversing through a mixed pine forest that leads to one of Colorado's most iconic rock formations-Pancake Rocks. These rocks are quite capacious and look like pancakes stacked on top of one another.

Take Horsethief Park Trail (#704) about .7 miles from the parking area to the first fork. This section of the trail is an abundantly used, spacious path with a slight incline that runs parallel to an Oil Creek tributary.

At the fork, continue straight. There are no signs at this point, but this is the transition to Pancake Rocks Trail (#704A). The footpath continues to be fairly easy and wide. You'll be on this section of Pancake Rocks Trail (#704A) for about .2 miles before Pancake Rocks Trail (#704A) splits to the right. There will be signage at the junction.

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  4.1 from 16 votes

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#482

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Photos

Pancake Rocks trail overlooking Cripple Creek Highway
Jul 25, 2016 near Cripple…, CO
A Stack of Pancakes!
Jun 16, 2020 near Cripple…, CO
View from Pancake Rocks Trail.
Jul 16, 2022 near Cripple…, CO
On top of Pancake Rocks looking toward the east.
Jun 16, 2020 near Cripple…, CO
Looking toward Cripple Creek from the top of one of the stack of pancakes!
Jun 16, 2020 near Cripple…, CO
Looking toward Pancake Rocks from the trail below.
Jun 16, 2020 near Cripple…, CO

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Sep 3, 2021
Randi Reeder
Beautiful trail. We went to Horsetheif Falls first and then to Pancake Rocks. 7.4mi — 2h 57m
Jul 22, 2021
Teresa Seidel Johnson
Aug 27, 2020
Jane Love
Aug 17, 2020
Alex Houser
6.1mi — 2h 30m
Aug 9, 2020
Erin Watkins
Jun 13, 2020
K Keiter
Apr 27, 2020
Dorjee Tashi
trial is covered with snow. spike recommended 6.5mi — 3h 30m
Apr 25, 2020
Willbilly Cherry
hiked up to the pancakes, back down - hit the falls for an extra mile and peeled out. real busy for soft / slippery trails conditions 7mi