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.
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

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 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.