Fountain Creek Regional Trail


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Fountain Creek Regional Trail Facts

States: Colorado
Counties: El Paso
Length: 10.8 miles
Trail end points: Pikes Peak Greenway (Colorado Springs) and Bandley Drive, south of SR 16 (Fountain)
Trail surfaces: Dirt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 9836750

Fountain Creek Regional Trail Description

Update: Several areas on the Fountain Creek Regional Trail have been impacted by flooding issues. Two repair projects have been scheduled in the first part of 2018 and sections of the trail near Maxwell St. and just north of Camping World will be closed. See the official website for updates. 

Fountain Creek Regional Trail is an unpaved pathway connecting two of the region’s premier outdoor amenities: Pikes Peak Greenway Trail and Fountain Creek Regional Park. The trail begins at the southern border of Colorado Springs, near the El Pomar Youth Sports Complex and pairs with the creek as it flows south into the park. Cyclists, walkers, joggers and others are welcome, but road bikes may not be ideal for this trail.

Once inside the 460 acre-park, you will be overwhelmed by the natural beauty of the wetlands, the meadows and the views of Pikes Peak. Birdlife is plentiful for those inclined to aviary pursuits, and so is other wildlife such as deer, beavers, and turtles. Fishing is permitted in the Willow Springs Ponds which are restocked regularly. Visitors can learn about the marsh and riparian environment at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. There is a nature trail there that is only open to users on foot and without dogs. And the Duckwood Active Play Area is 12-acre site featuring athletic fields, a playground and picnic shelters. Each of these areas serves as a trailhead complete with parking.

The trail’s southern endpoint is at Bandley Drive, 2.5 miles south of State Route 16 in Fountain, Colorado.

Parking and Trail Access

Fountain Creek Regional Trail is located at 2010 Duckwood Road in Fountain. The Fountain Creek Nature Center is open from 9-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. It's entrance can be found at 320 Peppergrass Lane.
Parking is also available at the following Willow Springs Ponds and Duckwood Athletic Fields trailheads. 


Fountain Creek Regional Trail Reviews


Visited Fountain Creek Regional Park this morning with my husband and our two dogs. One is a Great Pyrenees mix at 60+ lbs and growing and the other is a 25lb rat terrier mix. There are multiple side trails off the main trail and a good portion of it follows the creek. It was great for beginners like us. The trail was relatively clean and flat. It would be nice if they had a garbage can or two along the way but the only one we saw was at the parking lot. We went around 830am and walked for about an hour. It wasn’t crowded but there were enough people around that you didn’t feel all alone in the woods. It was gorgeous. We will definitely be back!

This is a beautiful place for a walk,but not for cycling. Bridge ends abruptly in a four-foot drop into a dry creek bed.

This is a beautiful place for a walk,but not for cycling. Bridge ends abruptly in a four-foot drop into a dry creek bed.

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