Update 2/4/2021 In January, the City’s Parks Department close a section of the Sinton Trail between Holland Park Blvd and North Chestnut Street. This is a very popular urban trail that provides connectivity to the Garden of the Gods corridor and the park itself. The closure was caused by a major washout of the north embankment of Douglas Creek. Since that time, it was discovered that a significant portion of the creek and embankment will need to be reconstructed in order to provide a more sustainable water channel and ensure the trail surface is not damaged again, once repaired. TOSC and Bike COS are working with the City to better define the detour route, which uses the concrete connection midway between North Chestnut Street and Holland Park Blvd, taking users on Vondelpark Drive. The southern portion of this detour is rough and unpaved, please be careful when transiting through this stretch. This area is circled in green on the provided images. Due to the combined repair of the creek (managed by Stormwater) and then the repair of the Sinton Trail itself (managed by Parks), this detour looks to be in place for several months. We will provide updates as they are made available.
Thanks to Bike Colorado Springs Communications for generating a graphic showing the on-road options to bypass the detour and provide connectivity through the neighborhood!
Effective today, Sinton Trail east of Holland Park Blvd. will have a trail detour due to dangerous trail shoulder condition. Please use caution as wet and icy conditions may be present. Water Resources will be working on a project this year to fix the issue. Please use the detour provided to navigate this section.