Map of the Pikes Peak GreenwayHIDE MAP
Pikes Peak Greenway
Pikes Peak Greenway
paved / unpaved
views of Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods, local parks, University of Colorado, Colorado College, natural area along the creeks
Cottonwood Creek Trail
Austin Bluffs Parkway Trail
Templeton Gap Trail
Mesa Springs Greenway
Bear Creek Trail
Sand Creek Trail
The Pikes Peak Greenway is a system of paved and unpaved pathways that stretch from the northern border of the City of Colorado Springs to the southern border. The greenway travels over 15 miles alongside Monument Creek and Fountain Creek. The trail starts at the border of the United States Air Force Academy, goes past commercial areas, near the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, several large city parks, Colorado College, connects to numerous other recreational trails and ends at the El Pomar Youth Sports Complex where it connects to the Fountain Creek Regional Trail.
The Pikes Peak Greenway travels through the natural area alongside the two creeks, going through groves of cottonwoods and willows. There are nice views of the city from the north end and dramatic views of Pikes Peak from much of the trail. Restrooms, parking and picnic facilities are located in the many parks along the way.
The Pikes Peak Greenway is part of the Colorado Front Range Trail system which is a system of paved and unpaved recreational trails that run north to south along the Front Range cities of Colorado. The Colorado Front Range Trail includes the New Santa Fe Regional Trail to the north and the Fountain Creek Regional Trail to the south.
The is Pikes Peak Greenway is mostly paved. There are some sections of the trail that have a gravel surface.
The Pikes Peak Greenway is open for bike riding, walking and running. Some of the more popular areas can become congested with pedestrian traffic. The trail crosses the creeks in several locations and may travel along both banks. Trail users need to watch that they stay on the correct trail as many other trails connect to the greenway.
Points of Interest
The Pikes Peak Greenway goes past the following points of interest:
|United States Air Force Academy||Colorado College|
|University Village Colorado Shopping Complex||Monument Valley Park|
|Four Diamond Sports Complex||Interstate 25 Pedestrian Overpass|
|University of Colorado Colorado Springs||Midland Trail|
|Corrithians Athletic Club||America the Beautiful Park|
|Sinton Trail||Bear Creek Trail|
|Templeton Gap Trail||Dorchester Park|
|Gossage Youth Sports Club||El Pomar Youth Sports Complex|
|Roswell Park||Sand Creek Trail|
|Boddington Park||Fountain Creek Regional Trail|
The Pikes Peak Greenway allows connections to several other recreational trails in the area.
New Santa Fe Regional Trail: the two trails meet to the south of N. Gate Boulevard at the border of the Air Force Academy. The unpaved New Santa Fe Regional Trail heads north to the community of Palmer Lake.
Cottonwood Creek Trail: the two trails intersect to the south of E. Woodmen Road and just west of Interstate 25. Cottonwood Creek Trail heads to the east going under the interstate.
Austin Bluffs Parkway Trail: the Pikes Peak Greenway goes under Garden of the Gods Road, just west of Austin Bluffs Parkway. The parkway has a paved multi-use pathway and goes past the campus of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
Sinton Trail: the two trails intersect near the Gossage Youth Sports Complex on Mark Dowling Boulevard. The Sinton Trail heads to the west, going under Interstate 25 and on up into the neighborhoods on the west side of the city.
Templeton Gap Trail: the two trails intersect near the Gossage Youth Sports Complex on Mark Dowling Boulevard. The Templeton Gap Trail heads north and then to the east, traveling adjacent to the river channel.
Mesa Springs Greenway: the tow trails intersect to the south of E. Cache La Poudre Street. The Mesa Springs Greenway has an overpass over the interstate.
Midland Trail: the two trails meet to the south of Colorado Avenue. The Midland Trail heads to the west, going under the interstate.
Bear Creek Trail: the two trails meet to the south of W. Cimarron Street. The Bear Creek Trail heads to the west, going under the interstate and allows a connection to the trails in Bear Creek Regional Park.
Fountain Creek Regional Trail: the two trails meet at the boundary of Colorado Springs to the south of the El Pomar Youth Sports Complex. The Fountain Creek Regional Trail travels to the south as far as the community of Fountain.
The north end of the Pikes Peak Greenway is located at the border with the Air Force Academy to the north of W. Woodman Road. At this point the New Santa Fe Regional Trail heads to the north as far as Palmer Lake.
The south end of the greenway is located south of El Pomar Sports Park. The park is located to the south of S. Circle Drive and to the east of Interstate 25. The Pikes Peak Greenway meets the Fountain Creek Regional Trail at the border of Colorado Springs.
Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Pikes Peak Greenway in Colorado Springs, Colorado