Biker in Ute Valley Park

Visit Ute Valley Park

Explore all Ute Valley Park has to offer. Explore nature and scenic views via hiking, running, bouldering, horseback riding and mountain biking.

Getting There

Ute Valley Park is nestled between Centennial Blvd, Vindicator Dr and I-25 in Colorado Springs with 5 convenient parking locations.

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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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

Rules

Help keep Ute Valley Safe and Clean

For the safety and comfort of all visitors please read the rules the city of Colorado Springs enforces for all city parks and open spaces.
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Activities

Do more at Ute Valley Park by taking advantage of these activities:

  • Hiking

    Explore the serene nature within a bustling city. Hike your way through forest and meadow while taking in the fresh air.

  • Mountain Biking

    Ute Valley Park offers a variety of tails suitable to mountain bikers as well as the designated downhill area for the adventurous.

  • Running

    Numerous trails from wide and flat to steep rocky offer joggers and trail runners the perfect opportunity to get outside.

  • Bouldering

    Located in the Southwest corner of the park, near Piñon Park Dr., you can explore the variety of climbing challenges.

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Trails

Discover the trails of Ute Valley Park

BeaUTEiful Loop

Ridge top views of Pikes Peak, Black Forest and Rockrimmon as well as meandering through dense forest and rocky outcrops.

Rattlesnake Ridge

Breathtaking views on a razor ridge where you can see Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, Pinion Valley as well as Black Forest. This is a very technical, sharp, rocky trail, great for a challenging hike, not recommended for most mountain bikers; only the most experienced.

High Arches loop

This quick loop is close to Vindicator Parking Lot and will take you through a rocky outcropping that overlooks a winding valley of an old ranch that was once located here. The trail winds down to a natural arch, ducking required. Also not recommended for beginning mountain bikers.

Black and Blue Loop

This loop has earned its name for mountain bikers; not for beginners. Located just off the Ute Valley Trail parking lot and will take you above a drainage creek. The black side is ranked black due to its challenging terrain of sharp rocks and steep grades. You will have to walk along the Tech Center Drive parking lot to make a full loop. The blue side of the loop is more flowing and takes you over a natural arch, a monstrous bridge that had to be built on site, mine tailings and a cave!

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