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Hike the foothills, search for mule deer, and discover Bear Creek! Scrub oak thicket, ponderosa pine forests, meadows, a mountain creek, and abundant foothills wildlife.
Picnic pavilions, playgrounds, volleyball, athletic fields, dog park, tennis courts
Tennis/basketball court, play fields, trails for non-motorized use, individual picnic units.
Catamount Trail is a 6 mile round trip hike from Green Mountain Falls to Catamount Reservoir. It is a moderately difficult hike and pet friendly.
Open daily - 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., day use only. Located off Hwy.115, offering a visitors center, gift shop, picnicking, and miles of hiking or biking in a beautiful natural setting. A crown jewel of Colorados state park system with state of the art facilities and recreational opportunities.
This national park area preserves one of the richest fossil deposits in the world. Massive petrified redwood trees and detailed fossils of insects and leaves can be seen at the visitor center and two, short self-guidede tours.
Picnic pavilions, playgrounds, volleyball courts, athletic fields, basketball, horseshoe pits.
El Paso County Park with picnic pavillions, playgrounds, athletic fields, lakes, gazebos, interpretive trails.
Garden of the Gods Park is free to the public and has 15 miles of hiking trails as well as accessible paved paths. Parking is available in several lots or in designated areas on the roadside. Walk through the Central Garden or enjoy a loop path to the Siamese Twins rock formation.
Explore Colorado Springs’ paradise in one magical stop. The Visitor Center is the most visited attraction in the region with an exciting, 14 minute, HD multimedia show: "How Did Those Red Rocks Get There?”.
El Paso County park with playgounds, pond and lots of open space and picnic pavilion.
The Manitou Incline, located in west Manitou Springs, is a difficult hike up what used to be a cable car. With a gain of almost 2,000 feet of elevation in about one mile, this hiking trail is one tough workout.
El Paso County 14-mile portion of the American Discovery Trail follows the Santa Fe Railroad. Call for trailhead locations.
Free/ Visitor Centers/ Heavily wooded 1,600 acre park has mountain stream and waterfalls. Enjoy scenic drive, hiking, rock climbing, biking, picnicking and horseback riding. Information and free maps at the Visitor Centers.
This El Paso County park features fantastic geological formations including spires and hoodoos.
El Paso County park featuring picnic pavilions, playground, volleyball, horseshoe pit, fishing (with license).
Palmer Trail Loop/Section 16 is a 6 mile loop with fantastic views of Garden of the Gods Park and Red Rock Canyon. This moderate level hike starts out on Gold Camp Road at the Section 16 Trailhead and winds you through the pine forest. Hiker, mountain biker and dog friendly.
Barr Trail is a 12+ mile (one-way) hike gaining over 7,800 vertical feet from Manitou Springs to the 14,115-foot summit of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.
Red Rocks Canyon Open Space is located south of US 24 between Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. A variety of trails wind along the canyons and ridges of red rock and provide great views of Garden of the Gods. These trails link to many other hiking trails in the area. There are two off-leash dog loops and a bicycle area with obstacles and structures to ride on.
El Paso County trail with landmark views visible for this 9-mile section of the Chicago & Rock Island line. Call for trailhead locations.
Seven Bridges Trail is a 4.75 mile round trip trail found in North Cheyenne Canyon. This is an easy to moderate trail as there is a constant gain in elevation but it’s a fun hike for families and kids of all ages.
Cherished as a local landmark for many years, this stone building was originally the home of the Starsmore family. It serves as an introduction to Cheyenne Cañon and its beautiful waterfalls, rock formations, wildflowers and wildlife.
The Crags Trail is a wonderful 4.2 mile hike in Pike National Forest in nearby Divide, CO that is great for families and dogs. At the end of the trail, you are sitting at the top of a mountain with breath-taking views of the Rocky Mountains and Crystal Reservoir.
Advocates for 100 hiking, biking and equestrian trails and mountain parks in Colorado Springs, El Paso County and the Pikes Peak region to include Garden of the Gods, Red Rock Canyon, and Cheyenne Mountain State Park.
El Paso County park featuring playground, basketball court, multiuse court, disc golf course and baseball backstop.