|The MAC from the Purple Trail. The Challenge Trail climbs to the top of the ridge|
This natural surface trail climbs quickly and provides views of Castle Rock and the new MAC site. This is the shortest of the 5 hiking/bicycling trails and it is interconnected to the Gold Loop Trail, the Red Loop Trail and the Green Loop Trail, all of which add up to over 8 miles of hilly hiking or bicycling. This trail starts to the north of the site and is across the street from the Challenge Hill, a 200-step staircase similar in design to the Manitou Springs Incline. Challenge Hill also has the Blue Loop Trail which climbs to the top, in case you need a break from the steps.
The community park site includes a zip-line course and an adventure playground area. The MAC is a world-class fitness facility with indoor and outdoor lighted synthetic surface fields, activity classes, a pool, classes of workout routines, a golf simulator and a trampoline.
|Awesome new trail construction|
|Mostly scrub cover, there is a little shade along the north side near the top of the ridge|
|The trail markers are colored per trail, this one showing the Purple Trail loop junction|
Future plans call for connecting these trails to the Ridgeline Open Space and the Stuart Trail network to the west.
|View of the ball fields (to the right of the first photo) and the towers for the upcoming zip lines|
|Trail Head shows you the way back to the MAC. I love these signs!|