Sand Creek Trail


Sand Creek Trail Facts

States: Colorado
Counties: El Paso
Length: 2.8 miles
Trail end points: S. Powers Blvd./US 24 south of Airport Rd. and north of Hancock Expy.
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 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 along Sand Creek to Black Forest and south to the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail, for a total distance 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


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

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