IMPORTANT UPDATE ON THE COTTONWOOD CREEK TRAIL! Many trail-users are reporting great news that the new stretch of Cottonwood Creek Trail west of Academy Boulevard is finished and open. We checked with the City of Colorado Springs, and that is not quite true. The old trail is reopened from the Dublin spur west to Academy Boulevard, and trail-users now go under Academy Boulevard on the trail, rather than crossing the roadway. But the trail still ends there, with a detour to Dublin Road, as it did before. Much work remains to be done on the trail connection between Academy Boulevard and Vincent Drive, including paving, so for your own safety, please stay out of that section until the official opening May 1, 2019.