The Sinton Trail is about 3 miles in length. It runs southeast/northwest alongside Douglas Creek and a drainage canal, from Garden of the Gods Road in the west to Mark Dabling Blvd in the east (just north of Gossage Youth Sports Complex). Its surface is primarily asphalt with some segments of concrete and gravel. It’s a mild trail with a gradual slope, uphill heading west. The trail encounters two at-grade street crossings at North Chestnut Road and later Holland Park Blvd. The trail uses a narrow metal tunnel to travel under Centennial Blvd.
This trail is managed by City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services: (719) 385-5940. For more info visit coloradosprings.gov/parks.
Connections: The Sinton Trail connects directly into the Pikes Peak Greenway and Templeton Gap Trail. With some very minor street/sidewalk use, it is possible to connect to 30th street where you can hook up with the Foothills Trail and Garden of the Gods Park. There is a lovely detour via a dirt path to Sinton Pond Open Space, a 13-acre natural oasis in an otherwise densely developed urban setting.
Future Plans: Our Parks department is looking at a future project to transition the old asphalt to the east of the repaired area to concrete, but there are significant drainage and soil issues that will have to be addressed to ensure the trail is sustainable.