Fountain Creek Nature Center

Fountain, CO
Length: 1.70 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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Fountain Creek Nature Center is open all year round and has water fountains and indoor restrooms.  There are a variety of exhibits within the center, and allows kids to learn and explore.  The nature trail begins with a gradual downhill to a bridge that crosses a pond.  Here you can see ducks, geese, and turtles. While you continue along the trail there are educational plaques to learn about the area.  There is a large cottonwood tree that offers shade and is a great snack spot.  The trail continues along the creek, which provides shade.  Be careful of the fast moving water. It is a loop trail with other connecting trails, so you can make your hike longer if desired. This trail is all-terrain stroller friendly. There is a lot of wildlife to see along the trail.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 36 ft.
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Visitor Center, and Wildlife Viewing

The nature center is fun to explore before or after hiking.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Paved parking

Trail Contributor

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I have lived in Colorado Springs since 2010, and really enjoy hiking! I became active with Hike it Baby in April 2016 and fell in love with carrier hikes. I became a branch ambassador for the Colorado Springs branch in February 2018.  I now help with the national team with localized support and the LEAP program.  I currently host and enjoy toddler led and stroller hikes.