The Sand Creek Trail cuts a diagonal path along the creek through commercial and residential areas of southeastern Colorado Springs. Take note that the path is only paved in segments; the sections without concrete are surfaced with gravel and millings.
The trail begins about a half-mile southwest of Sierra High School and passes the school on its nearly 3-mile journey north. A trail spur by the school also offers an important connection to the YMCA/Southeast Family Center.
On its northern end, the trail runs through Wildflower Park, which surrounds Wildflower Elementary School and offers athletic fields, a picnic pavilion and a playground.
Future plans call for the trail to continue north to Black Forest, for a total distance of 15 miles.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking is available in Wildflower Park (980 Nolte Drive W.).