Pikes Peak Greenway Trail

Colorado

Pikes Peak Greenway Trail Facts

States: Colorado
Counties: El Paso
Length: 16 miles
Trail end points: New Santa Fe Regional Trail at E. Woodmen Rd. and Fountain Creek Regional Trail at El Pomar Youth Sports Park
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6386980
Trail activites: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Horseback Riding, Walking

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Pikes Peak Greenway Trail Description

The Pikes Peak Greenway Trail runs throughout Colorado Springs, from just south of the United States Air Force Academy to the El Pomar Youth Sports Park. The popular trail connects at both ends to other long regional trails: in the north, the New Santa Fe Regional Trail continues to Monument and Palmer Lake, while the Fountain Creek Regional Trail in the south winds along the waterway to Fountain (although portions may be closed due to flooding).

The trail has a mix of surfaces, including asphalt, concrete, crushed stone and dirt, but all but the skinniest of bike tires should be able to traverse the terrain without any trouble. Running primarily along Monument Creek and Fountain Creek, the trail offers a peaceful journey next to the water, with more dramatic views of Pikes Peak and other mountains in the distance.

The Pikes Peak Greenway Trail also provides direct access to a number of parks in Colorado Springs, including Monument Valley Park, Boddington Park and the Gossage Youth Sports Complex. The stunning America the Beautiful Park lies along the trail near downtown Colorado Springs; stop in at the pristine 30-acre facility to relax, recreate or simply take in the picturesque views.

As the spine of the Colorado Springs trail system, the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail also offers connections to a number of other neighborhood paths, including the Bear Creek Trail, Mesa Springs Greenway, Midland Trail, Sinton Trail and Templeton Gap Trail.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail can be found at several of the parks along the trail's route. To reach the Edmundson Trailhead at the pathway's northern end from Interstate 25 (US 87), take exit 149 and head west on Woodmen Road. Go through the intersection with Commerce Center Drive/Corporate Drive, and after approximately 200 feet, turn right into the trailhead parking lot.

Pikes Peak Greenway Trail Reviews

Entering at Woodman Rd, we rode about 5 miles south. Convenient bike shop about .5 miles in. It's a pretty typical urban paved trail through industrial area along a stinky stream.

I have not taken this trail south of Monument Valley Park, but the northern walk, from Uintah to Woodman is really quite lovely. The remodeled section from Van Buren to Fillmore (re-opened in July 2016) is just breathtaking as it dips down into the trees beside the river. Lovely bridges cross-cross the water throughout the trail.

If needed, there are bathrooms and water fountains at the following sections of the trail:
* Monument Valley Park - just south of the I25 pedestrian bridge
* Bodington Park - near the playground
* Gossage Youth Sports Complex

The 2D trail upgrades are fantastic!! From the city website:

"Pikes Peak Greenway Trail: Work is expected to be complete July 8 from Mark Dabling (south of the Goose Gossage Sports Complex) to Tremont Street. Work included converting the asphalt trail to a 12-foot wide concrete trail, drainage improvements to reduce low lying water collection, improvements to the entrance and exit on and off the small pedestrian bridge (just north of Polk Street), and converting the gravel trail west of Tremont Street to a 12-foot wide concrete trail. The section of the trail that is a temporary shared alley/trail will be asphalted. The ultimate goal will be to pave the permanent trail with concrete, once easements are obtained."

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I agree with a previous post go thru during the day light and perhaps join a few others and ride through this area if you are on your own. It is known for drug use and a large homeless population. It is not a nice park the fountain had to be shut off due to people bathing (not happy kids in a sprinkler) and garbage clogging it. Just pass on by and you will be fine the trail itself is very nice.

I love this trail, but after America the beautiful park, it can get a little scary if you are by yourself. I wouldn't ride this section as it's getting dark.

The section from Bijou St. south to 0.3 mi south of Nevada Ave. is all very wide with newer concrete. Exceptional inline skating surface. A few small hills. A 5-mile round trip with bridge river crossings using all the available concrete section. No street crossings. Passes through America the Beautiful Park - recommend parking there and you can skate in either direction to start. You may choose to skate with a friend on this one given the areas through which the trail passes.

This is a nice little trail good for casual riding and commuting. The trail's northern end is near Woodmen Rd (two nearby parking facilities) and ends 16 miles south to the El Pomar Youth Sports complex. The trail primarily parallels Monument Creek. Trail surface varies from dirt to old asphalt to newer concrete sections. The trail takes you through several parks and sports complexes (featuring ball fields, skate parks, etc.). You can take your fishing gear and fish in Pike View Reservoir. There are great views of Pikes Peak and other front range mountains. The entire trail is an easy grade and is very popular with walkers, runners, inline skaters and bicyclists, especially on weekends and with good weather. Several other local trails (e.g., Sinton, Midland, and Tempelton Gap trails) branch off for additional exploration. There are a few rough areas of the trail, rutted and rocky, but recent improvements, especially between Woodmen Rd and Monument Valley Park with new concrete surface, make for a very enjoyable and safe ride.

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