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Williams Canyon and Waldo Canyon - Colorado Springs Area

Photos Of Our Hike Through Two Canyons Near Manitou Springs & Ute Pass

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Williams Canyon
Williams Canyon

November 26, 2006 - I visited Colorado Springs this weekend and my friend Scott and I hiked upward into Williams Canyon (north of Manitou Springs) and trekked up and over onto the Waldo Canyon Loop Trail. It was a great day to be outdoors!

Williams Canyon The canyon is quite narrow at the beginning and once served as a one-way exit for visitors of the Cave Of The Winds attraction above.
Upward in the canyon, we approached a waterfall that is commonly visited. It is not the greatest photo, but there is a shorter drop above a "punch bowl" that seperates the longer drop down to the bottom.

Recently I created a Colorado waterfalls page with photos and information about many in the state.

Williams Canyon
Williams Canyon
Standing along the trail where one can look down at the waterfall, there are some grand views of the canyon! Unfortunately, this primary view is facing south and one has to "combat the sun" from a photography standpoint. Still, I like these two photos of Scott and I.

Rock Formations Williams Canyon has all sorts of interesting rock formations on each side. Here is one example!
Scott Baker About 20 to 30 minutes past the waterfall, there is a low point to the left of the canyon with a spur trail. That trail climbs up and eventually connects with the Waldo Canyon Loop Trail.

Waldo Canyon Loop Trail
Waldo Canyon Trail

Sitting at the point where the Williams Canyon spur trail and the Waldo Canyon loop trail meet.

Pikes Peak Colorado
Pikes Peak
Waldo Canyon Loop Trail
In this vicinity, you're near the highest point of the trail and have grand views of Pikes Peak! :)

My other local hikes and Pikes Peak pages:
  • Old Railroad Grade In Manitou Springs
  • Manitou Incline
  • Siamese Twins in Garden of the Gods
  • Seven Bridges Trail
  • Red Mountain
  • The Crags
  • Barr Trail To Pikes Peak
  • Waldo Canyon The Waldo Canyon Loop sign.
    Waldo Canyon A view of Waldo Canyon.
    State Highway 24 Heading back towards the Waldo Canyon trailhead parking lot, one has an interesting view of U.S. Highway 24 as it works its way up Ute Pass and points beyond.

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