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A commuting trail across North Colorado Springs that parallels Cottonwood Creek.


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Map Key

9.6

Miles

15.5

KM

Paved Path

7,143' 2,177 m

High

6,262' 1,909 m

Low

890' 271 m

Up

27' 8 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly The paved portion of the trails make for easy family rides along a wide path.

Description

Starting at the Briargate community, this trail winds behind homes on a mix of dirt and paved trail. The paved section of Cottonwood Creek Trail has been extended east and north from Frank Castello park, through the Powers Blvd underpass. (The severely eroded section has been eliminated.)

The dirt singletrack continues behind homes until it crosses Woodman at Austin Bluffs. Multiple access sites are available from the nearby communities.

From Woodman west, a portion of the trail is paved until Cottonwood Creek Park. Many runners and people walking their dogs are common along this portion, but the trail is wide and allows easy passing.

At Cottonwood Creek Park, the trail splits. Along the south side of the river the paved path continues. The north side of the trail is dirt. Again, many pedestrians and dogs can be encountered.

At Union Blvd, the north dirt path ends and only the south paved path continues to Academy Blvd.

The trail is now routed under Academy Blvd so there is no need to ride up to the light to cross Academy.

Shared By:

Allen Tanner with improvements by Lloyd Gauthier and 1 other

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Photos

Easy neighborhood ride.
Jan 5, 2016 near Black F…, CO
The trail has been paved east from Frank Castello Park under Powers Blvd and north past the pipeline. This photo is looking south from the end of the pavement. The bridge on Powers Blvd over Cottonwood Creek is in the center.
Jun 16, 2020 near Black F…, CO
Fall tour
Oct 16, 2022 near Cimarro…, CO

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Oct 16, 2022
Debbie Stavish
Nov 15, 2018
New Toride
Oct 4, 2018
Kier Eastvold
5mi
Jun 2, 2018
Albert Koscielny
Singletrack northeast of Woodmen Road.
Mar 17, 2018
Troy Golden
Trail clear and dry but there is construction in places 8.2mi
Aug 26, 2017
Ni Wa
Aug 13, 2017
Ricky Daniel
Jun 13, 2017
Brent A
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