Location: 1705 Vindicator Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Hours: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Amenities: 538 acres of vistas, geological features and pristine nature make it a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The park has an extensive network of trails that range in difficulty levels, from beginner to advanced. Ute has Colorado Springs’ first dedicated downhill mountain bike trails, Almond Butter and Rattle Rocks! Ute Valley Park is a popular destination for hiking, mountain biking, dog walking, and running.
History: In 1969, Ute Valley Park was donated to the City. Over the decades, additional parcels have been dedicated and acquired through the City’s Parkland Dedication Ordinance, expanding it to 338 acres. A master plan for the original portion of Ute Valley Park was completed in 1991. In 2013, 200 acres of the Hewlett-Packard property was purchased with a combination of private funding, a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) (Lottery) grant and Colorado Springs’ Trails Open Space and Parks sales tax (TOPS) funding. These properties contain significant natural, historical and cultural resources that merit protection and preservation.
Ute Valley Park is home to diverse wildlife, vegetation and rich archeological features. The rocky-forested hogback formations are an integral part of the Colorado Springs backdrop, a place of important historical, environmental, scenic and recreational value.