Sand Creek Trail

Colorado

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Sand Creek Trail Facts

States: Colorado
Counties: El Paso
Length: 5.3 miles
Trail end points: S. Powers Blvd./US 24 south of Airport Rd. and Pikes Peak Greenway at El Pomar Youth Sports Park.
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6580139
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Sand Creek Trail Description

The Sand Creek Trail cuts a diagonal path along the creek through commercial and residential areas of southeastern Colorado Springs. 

The trail begins its 5-mile journey north at El-Pomar Youth Sports Park. A trail spur by the Sierra High School west of Academy Boulevard also offers an important connection to the YMCA/Southeast Family Center. El-Pomar Park is also a starting point for the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail.

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. Another trail spur branches from the park to the Sand Creek Elementary School. 

Future plans call for the trail to continue north along Sand Creek to Black Forest, for a total trail length of 15 miles. 

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available in Wildflower Park (980 Nolte Drive W.).

Sand Creek Trail Reviews

A new section of this trail has been completed and is open from the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail (adjacent to El Pomar Sports Complex) northeast to Hancock Expressway. This is a brand-new, all-concrete section of trail up to Hancock Expressway.

There is still a short missing section of trail north of Hancock, but you can navigate around the missing section of trail using Astrozon Boulevard (located 850 feet to the southeast along Hancock). There are striped bike lanes on Astrozon between Hancock and Academy. You can jump back on the trail via the sidewalks along Academy Boulevard between the Astrozon/Academy intersection and the Sand Creek bridge just to the north. The trail continues along Sand Creek up to Airport Road.

Enjoy this trail, and wish it were longer. It is supposed to be extended south to the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail in the summer of 2016. Will make a good trail even better.

It runs along Sand Creek and is clean and pretty. It is sidewalk most of the way, except for part of the northern end.

I take this trail most evenings, it nice and peaceful

Accordion

Runs next to the creek, looks like a dump site! Dogs everywhere afraid that they were going to jump out!

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