Get outside for some fresh air and much-needed adventure with these great offerings.
**PLEASE NOTE** Gov. Jared Polis issued a mandatory stay-at-home order for all residents of Colorado on Wednesday to take effect Thursday, March 26 at 6 a.m., and to last through April 11 unless rescinded or modified.
According to the order, residents can leave their homes to engage in outdoor activities, such as walking, hiking, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, biking or running. For purposes of outdoor activity, state parks will remain open to the public to engage in walking, hiking, biking, running, and similar outdoor activities but all playgrounds, picnic areas, other similar areas conducive to a public gathering, and attended areas shall be closed.
COLORADO SPRINGS - TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER.
Social Distancing in the Great Outdoors
1. Trails & Open Space Coalition
The team at TOSC is busy putting together some suggestions for alternative outdoor spaces that they are finding to be less crowded. When possible, stick close to home and check out your local park or trails. Enjoy virtual hikes for people to enjoy online as well as mapped locations for walking, hiking, biking and more.
They have created a page with many ways for people to stay active and healthy (both mentally and physically). They also offer virtual trail cleanups and hikes, photo scavenger hunt challenges and more. Learn more by visiting their site or Facebook page. Also accepting donations.
3. Parks & Recreation
Garden of the Gods, North Cheyenne Canon Park, Mueller State Park, Fossil Beds National Monument, or other hiking opportunities in Teller County (i.e. The Crags) and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site remain open. Playgrounds, pavilions and other gathering spaces are closed.
4. Fremont Adventure Recreation
Compiled a list of "easy" trails that can be accessed and utilized by folks of all ages and abilities. Resources online for kids and families.
5. Teller County
Hiking and biking options are a great choice and relieve overburdened trails in the COS/El Paso County area.