Trail

Lower Columbine Trail

Colorado Springs, CO
Length: 2.20 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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The Lower Columbine Trail is near the Starsmore Discovery Center, and it is located at the beginning of the North Cheyenne Canyon Park.  The nature center is not open during the winter, and the trail can snow packed or icy.  This trail is best during the summer or fall. You will find a paved parking lot and then you will walk past the nature center to the trailhead.  From the trailhead there is a gradual incline, and eventually the path widens.  It is partially shaded along the trail. There are a variety of stopping spots near the creek to play nearby and to cool off during hot summer months.   In general, this trail has a gradual incline and follows along a creek and leads to a dam overflow that creates a waterfall. This trail is not stroller or wheelchair friendly.  The nature center does have a water fountain and indoor restrooms when it is open.  Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed.

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 308 ft.
Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
No

Trail highlights

Creek / River and Waterfall

The Starsmore Discovery Center is a fun nature center to explore. It is not open during the winter.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Paved parking.

Trail Contributor

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I became a branch ambassador for the Colorado Springs branch in February 2017.  I became active with Hike it Baby in April 2016 and fell in love with carrier hikes.  I currently host and enjoy toddler led and stroller hikes.

About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.