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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 by following the principles.

Please read and always obey the rules of Ute Valley Park.

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  • A lone tree in 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.

  • Ute Valley Park trail

    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.

  • Rubbish in the dirt

    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!

  • Flowers

    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.

  • A deer in Ute Valley Park

    Respect Wildlife

    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.

  • Hikers walking on snow 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.