Ute Pass Regional Trail

Ute Pass Regional Trail

The Ute Pass Regional Trail is a planned 40-mile trail will eventually connect Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek in Teller County.  The first section of the El Paso County section of the Ute Pass Regional Trail was constructed in 2003, connecting the Ute Pass Elementary School with the Town of Green Mountain Falls to allow safe passage for students.  In 2006, a second section was completed connecting the Town of Green Mountain Falls to the Teller County line.  Green Mountain Falls later provided an on-road trail through the community that links the two sections. Construction of a 3-mile portion of the trail east of Longs Ranch Road section is scheduled for completion in spring 2014.  Planning for the next phase of the trail is scheduled to begin in 2014.

Access:

The recently-completed “Phase I” section is accessed off the trail at the base of the Manitou Incline. This section is an out-and-back trail, with a loop at the end. Various access points are available in Green Mountain Falls and Chipeta Park.

February 21, 2014