The Sand Creek Trail is comprised of 2 major segments, not connected at this time. Each segment is about 4 miles long.
The southern section runs diagonally through Southeast Colorado Springs, from the El Pomar Youth Sports Park in the west to Wildflower Park in the east. The trail forks at Wildflower Park, the main trail continues across the bridge and around the bend to just north of Airport Rd. The East Fork Sand Creek spur heads east, terminating just before Powers Blvd. The trail surface will be fully concrete, connecting to the natural surface of the Pikes Peak Greenway/Fountain Creek Regional Trails. It’s a mild trail with two major street crossings at Hancock Expwy and Chelton Rd.
A short central section of the Sand Creek Trail was constructed between Platte Ave and Galley Rd as part of the Patriot Park development.
The northern segment of the Sand Creek Trail runs north/south alongside the Sand Creek, from Woodmen Rd to Barns Rd. Most of the trail is hardpacked natural surface, there is a section of concrete between Barnes and Stetson Hills.
This trail is managed by City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services: (719) 385-5940. For more info visit coloradosprings.gov/UrbanTrails.
Connections: There is a connection to the Pikes Peak Greenway at El-Pomar Youth Sports Park. Sand Creek Trails provides easy access to YMCA/Southeast Family Center. The Northern section connects to Stetson Park and Stetson Hills Open Space.
Future Plans: Future plans call for the Norther and Southern segments to connect on the east side of Powers via a grade separated underpass (to be constructed in 2022). Eventually the trail will continue north along Sand Creek to Black Forest. Coleman Community Park is in the works and will be built along side the trail. View COS Park System Master Plan, which includes trail networks.