Friends of Ute Valley Park
Friends of Ute Valley Park is an officially recognized “Friends” organization by the City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department. Our mission is to maintain, preserve, and provide education for Ute Valley Park
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Leave No Trace
Ute Valley Park proudly supports the Leave No Trace Seven Principles. Please help keep the park safe and clean for all visitors by following the principles.
Please read and always obey the rules of Ute Valley Park.
Plan Ahead & Prepare
A little preparation goes a long way! Checking the forecast, planning your route, and reviewing the Rules and Regulations will help prepare you for your Ute Valley Park adventure.
Travel on Durable Surfaces
Stay on designated trails to minimize soil erosion and preserve Ute Valley Park's natural features. Muddy trails? Hike right through them! And please respect Natural Preservation Area closures.
Dispose of Waste Properly
Please pack out all trash items, including bagged dog waste, or place it into trash cans before leaving the park. This keeps Ute Valley Park looking (and smelling) bea-UTE-iful!
Leave What You Find
From flowers to frog eggs, Ute Valley Park is full of fascinating features! Remember to take pictures of these fun finds and leave them where they are for other park users to discover.
Ute Valley Park provides essential habitat for a variety of animals. Please observe all wildlife from safe distances and never feed them. Keeping your pet on a leash protects everyone who uses, and lives in, the park.
Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Practice recreational empathy! Enhance the experience of other park visitors by sharing the trail. Cyclists should always ride in control. Hikers, be mindful of the Downhill Bike Area trails.