Austin Bluffs Open Space

Location: 6411 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 8091

 

Hours: 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM

 

Amenities: Located in the center of the City of Colorado Springs, Austin Bluffs Open Space consists of approximately 600 acres of integrated properties linked by a large network of trails, parks and open spaces, including Pulpit Rock Park, University Park Open Space, Austin Bluffs Open Space and additional smaller open space ‘fingers’ in adjacent neighborhoods.

 

This Open Space has 6 miles of designated trails (and roughly 26 miles of rouge social trails) that highlight the geologic formations that consist of magnificent rock outcroppings, bluffs, mesas and valleys that support native vegetation communities and wildlife species. Wildlife common to the area include: mule deer, coyote, red fox, ground squirrel, cottontail rabbit, red-tailed hawk, northern flicker, black-capped chickadee, mountain bluebird, stellar’s jay, various woodpeckers, grassland songbirds, garter snake, rattlesnake and several species of lizards.

 

NOTE: Wayfinding is difficult in this area due to poor signage and prolific non-designated paths created by park users.

 

Link to 2020 Master Plan

 

This Open Space is managed by City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services: (719) 385-5940.

 

For more info visit coloradosprings.gov/parks.

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