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Share the Trails

Colorado Springs park trails are shared-use trails, meaning you may encounter bicyclists, hikers and runners, equestrians, and trail users with dogs as you venture along our great trail system. Please be considerate of others and follow guidelines so that everyone can have a safe and enjoyable time.

  • Communicate in advance: Make your presence known to other trail users, particularly when approaching from behind. Horses and slower moving individuals may be startled by dogs, bikes, and faster moving trail users.
  • Protect park resources: Venturing off trails damages vegetation, leads to erosion and impacts wildlife and their habitats.
  • Don’t block the trail: Allow room for other users to pass safely. You may need to form a single file line or in some areas step off to the side of the trail.
  • Stay alert: Always be on the lookout for other trail users, emergency vehicles, or wildlife. Wear only one earbud while listening to music for both personal safety and awareness.
  • Follow the Leave No trace Seven Principles Colorado Springs is proudly partnered with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics in order to promote environmental stewardship and safeguard the natural, cultural, and historical resources that make Colorado Springs such a fantastic place to live and visit.
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Trail Maintenance Request

Have a trail maintenance request? Let our Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services staff know by using the GoCOS! app on your mobile device or by using this online form.