High Chaparral Open Space

Park Hours: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM


Location: small parking lot off of Stetson Hills Blvd (only accessible when heading east), also neighborhood access at 5230 Iron Horse Trail, Colorado Springs, CO 80917


High Chaparral Open Space is 54 acres on the eastern side of Colorado Springs, characterized by a prominent ridgeline vegetated with scrub oak, shrubland patches and mixed-grass prairie. Views from the crest of the ridge, the highest point in eastern Colorado Springs, include the Spanish Peaks and Wet Mountains to the south, the Black Forest to the north, and an uninterrupted view of Colorado Springs mountain backdrop to the west. High Chaparral Open Space provides wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and a visual buffer to a fast-growing section of the City.


Figure 8 trail system is about 2 miles. Preview the area and see why people love to walk, ride and bird watch at High Chaparral! Parking lot at Stetson Hills also provides great access to Homestead Trail. 


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


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