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Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Headquarters, Mail Code 1200
1401 Recreation Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80905-1975
Phone: (719) 385-5940
Fax: (719) 385-6599
Email: spark@SpringsGov.c. . .
Hours: 8 am - 2 pm, Monday through Friday





City of Colorado Springs / Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services / Parks, Trails & Open Space / Trails / Sand Creek Trail

Sand Creek Trail

City of Colorado Springs TOPS Program
Sand Creek Trail - Underpass

This portion of the Sand Creek Trail was made possible through partnership and widespread community support:

  • The City of Colorado Springs TOPS Program
  • Two (2) TEA-21 Enhancement Grants
  • State Trails Grants

Length of the Sand Creek Trail: 3.66 miles completed, 15.68, proposed

Link improvements in the Sand Creek Trail:
Pikes Peak Greenway to Chelton Road
Chelton Road to Powers Blvd
Platte Blvd to Pikes Peak Greenway
Platte Blvd to Woodmen Road

Sand Creek Trail connects to the following trails:
Pikes Peak Greenway
Rock Island Trail (Proposed)
Cottonwood Creek Trail (Proposed)
Homestead Trail (Proposed)

Project Status: Under construction
The purpose of the Pikes Peak Greenway and Chelton Road connection is to contract for engineering services and to construct this important 2 miles of the Sand Creek Trail. To date the section between Hancock Blvd and Chelton Road have been constructed.  When completely constructed, this section of trail will provide an important connection between the El Pomar Youth Sports Complex and the Southeast Recreation Center. Completion of the Sand Creek Trail will provide the only means of pedestrian access from neighborhoods in the southeast part of Colorado Springs to the El Pomar Youth Sports Complex. This complex project includes pedestrian underpasses beneath Academy Blvd and Las Vegas Street a well as one pedestrian bridge over Fountain Creek and two pedestrian bridges over Sand Creek.

Preliminary design for the Sand Creek Trail from the Pikes Peak Greenway to Platte Ave is complete. The trail between the Pikes Peak Greenway and Las Vegas Street is complete. The second phase of construction completed the trail from Hancock Blvd to Sierra High School. This highly anticipated trail segment provides a vital connection between southeast Colorado Springs neighborhoods, the El Pomar Youth Sports Complex, and the new YMCA / Southeast Recreation Center.

The City is working on a preferred trail alignment for the Sand Creek Trail from Platte Blvd to Woodmen Road. Given the current development pace along the Sand Creek Corridor, it is important to have a plan in place so that right-of-way opportunities are not missed. This planning project is now complete and land for the trail is slowly being aquired.