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You will experience a little bit of everything on this tour, from tuberculosis sanitoria to Hollywood, and from industrial history to education, plus the flood of 1935.  

Starting place

Lincoln Center, 2727 North Cascade Ave.


  • Trail: Pikes Peak Greenway, turn east on Polk Ave.
  • Car (parking): near Lincoln Center, 2727 North Cascade Ave.
  • Mountain Metro Transit: Routes 9 and 19. For further information, use the Trip Planner at
  • Bike Share: visit to find the nearest e-bike station. 

Route Details

  • Direction: Counterclockwise
  • Distance: 8.8 mi
  • Elevation: 368 ft
  • Smaller loop options/places to cut across: Both Hancock Ave and the Templeton Gap Trail can provide shorter loops or less elevation gain. But there’s no shame in walking the hill up to UCCS!
  • Connects to Pedal Our Past: Legacy Loop

Maps and Links

  • Download PDF map and turn by turn directions
  • Visit RidewithGPS for a map, turn by turn directions, stop info, and lots more!
  • Download .gpx for use in other ride apps

Like what you see? For more information about these points of interest, or to create your own historic exploration, visit the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and their Story of Us mobile map and COS@150 exhibit!

For more information about Sesquicentennial events, visit COS150.

For more information about biking around the city, visit Bike Colorado Springs and the city’s bike page

Go to Pedal Our Past homepage