The 0.6-mile Siamese Twins Trail on the west side of Garden of the Gods Park is one of the best easy hikes near Colorado Springs. The popular trail, with a 108-foot elevation gain, makes an open loop from the trailhead in Spring Canyon to the Siamese Twins, a sandstone formation with two summits. An arch in the Twins offers an iconic view west toward 14,115-foot Pikes Peak, making it a favorite shot for photographers. The double-wide trail is easy to follow, with steps on steep sections and trail markers. Parking is usually found at the trailhead at Spring Canyon except on busy summer weekends.
Recommended season(s): Year-round.
–Stewart M. Green