Opened in the spring of 2017, the South Cañon Trail System adds ten miles of singletrack to Cañon City’s growing trail system.

The South Cañon Trail System connects to the Section 13 trails and offers something for everyone. Discover flowy, easier trails close to town or try to master the technical climb of Hard Time. Since the Eagle Wing Trailhead isn’t very large, we recommend cyclists riding from town park at/near Centennial Park.

The following are the South Cañon Trail System’s most popular trails:

Mutton Bustin’
A great trail for kids, you might even consider a downhill option by getting dropped off at the Ecology Park and following Re-Cycle and Mutton Bustin’ back to town.

Hard Time
Enjoy a technical and steep climb/descent with great views all around. Further south, the trail mellows a bit as it winds through the landscape.

This trail offers a fun treat: check out the mini slot canyon just off this trail, and see if you can spot the dinosaur footprints toward the top. (Foot traffic only in the slot, please.)

Want more details? Check out this great map of the South Cañon Trail System.

Before riding trails, please check trail conditions at Please observe right-of-way etiquette and yield to hikers and equestrian riders. Help keep the Royal Gorge Region trails beautiful by observing all stewardship principles, including packing out any waste or trash, staying on the trail, and avoiding all wildlife. Give back to local trails by visiting local businesses who participate in the ‘1% for Trails’ program – see for more information.

South Cañon Trail System Trailhead