The Pineries Open Space, in Black Forest north of Colorado Springs, is owned by El Paso County. The Pineries Open Space is approximately 1,067 acres in size and is located northeast of the intersection of Vollmer Road and Shoup Road. The property is under a conservation easement designed to preserve the land in its natural state, with a buffer area set aside for development of park facilities. El Paso County has developed a Master Plan for the Open Space, calling for the development of a limited trail system, interpretive signs and benches. The area contains 8.5 miles of trail with rare and unique plants as well as a mature Ponderosa Pine forest that is classified as old growth.
The Pineries Open Space will officially be open to the public on Sat. June 27!