Foothills Trail

Unfortunately, Google does not have the Foothills Trail labeled as other trails, but it is marked in green.

The Foothills Trail is roughly 6.5 miles long. The trail serve as critical connection for the westside of Colorado Springs. The Foothills trail runs primarily north/south, parallel to Flying W Ranch Rd and 30th Street. It begins in the north near Oak Valley Ranch Park and travel south along an irrigation channel (Flying Ranch Rd) at Garden of the Gods there is a small spur that connects to the Sinton Trail, but the main trail follow 30th Street, at Chambers Wy (near Garden of the Gods Dog Park) the trail transitions to being a sidewalk along 31st, the trail ends Colorado Blvd in the South. The surface along 30th is smooth concrete, along Flying Ranch Rd the trails is mostly dirt with small sections of pavement. There are several street crossing. Overall the trail is moderate with rolling hills and spectacular views. 


This trail is managed by City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services: (719) 385-5940.  For more info visit


Connections: The Foothills Trail connects to the Sinton Trail on Garden of the Gods Rd. he southern end links to the sidewalk & bike lanes on 31st St which leads to Red Rock Canyon Open Space on the other side of Hwy 24. The Foothills Trail travels through Mountain Shadows Park, Blair Bridge Open Space, crosses under N 30th St then rolls through the edge of Garden of the Gods Park and it’s dog park. It provides easy access to the Garden for the Pleasant Valley neighborhood. On the east side of 30th St it links to the Palmer-Mesa Trail.


Future Plans:  As part of the reconfiguration of the Camp Creek drainage down the center of 31st a multi use path will be added that will connect to the Foothills Trail.  View COS Park System Master Plan, which includes trail networks.

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