Trail Between Manitou Springs and Chipita Park
This 3.8 mile section of the trail is complete only from Manitou Springs to Longs Ranch Road at U.S. Highway 24. At the Manitou end, look for the sign for the Ute Pass Trail. At the Waldo Canyon end, there is currently no parking due to the Waldo Canyon fire. There is a gate across the access to Longs Ranch Road. Ute Pass Trail does not officially connect to Longs Ranch Road. Currently, the Ring has a gap between Ute Pass Trail to Mount Esther and Crowe Gulch. Trail users can connect to the next segment via U.S. 24 and Chipita Park Road or the Pikes Peak Highway. Check the driving directions to Portal 2 for details.