The Columbine Trail is located just a few miles southwest of downtown Colorado Springs in North Cheyenne Canon Park. It is a linear trail that parallels N. Cheyenne Canon Road. The trail can be accessed from any of three trailheads (Upper, Mid or Lower Columbine trailheads). Select your trailhead depending on the difficulty level you desire and the amount of time that you have. Enjoy this peaceful canyon hike!
Use of Trail: Hiking / Bicycles
Length of Trail: 6.52 Miles Roundtrip (1.92 miles Lower, 4.60 miles Mid & Upper, Roundtrip)
Elevation Gain: 1,902 Ft. Gain
Travel south about 0.35 mi. from I-25 (S. Nevada Street exit) and turn west (right) onto W. Cheyenne Blvd. Proceed 2.75 mi. to the 3-way intersection of N. Cheyenne Canon Road, S. Cheyenne Canon Road and Evans Ave. You can park at the Starsmore Discovery Center (the Discovery Center will be on your right and the main Discovery Center parking lot will be on your left). If you prefer, you can take a right turn at the 3-way intersection onto North Cheyenne Canon Road where there is also a small parking area on the right side of the road (on the north side of the Starsmore Discovery Center). If you choose to start at the Mid or Upper Columbine trailheads take a right at the three way intersection onto North Cheyenne Canon Road. Head up the canyon to the appropriate (small) parking areas which will be marked with a trailhead signs (Mid or Upper Columbine trailheads).
North Cheyenne Canyon Road will be closed from September 20, 2021, through May 2022. The park will still be accessible via Gold Camp Road. More information on the project here.