Pikes Peak Greenway is a popular multi-use trail that runs north to south across the whole city of Colorado Springs. It connects to a number of other trails and with multiple trailheads it is easily accessible from many parts of the city. You can decide how far you want to go and how much time you want to spend on the trail. For the most part the trail is paved and wide with gentle change of elevation.
In the north the Pikes Peak Greenway is connected to the New Santa Fe Trail which runs through the Air Force Academy, the town of Monument and ending up in Palmer Lake. Unlike the Greenway this trail runs mostly through open areas with gravel surface. Once you reach the end of the trail by the lake you can return back or continue north to the Greenland Trail. Please stay on the trail while you remain on Academy property.
On its southern end the Pikes Peak Greenway continues on to the Fountain Creek Regional Trail at the El Pomar Youth Sports Park. The trail follows the Fountain Creek all the way to the Fountain Creek Regional Park in Fountain.
If you combine all three trails you can ride 40 miles from Palmer Lake all the way to Fountain - mostly downhill !
Distance: 40.5 miles combined on way. Fountain Creek Regional Trail 9.7 miles, Pikes Peak Greenway 15 miles, New Santa Fe Trail 15.8 miles
Difficulty: Easy. Especially the paved sections are great for an easy bike ride with kids. It is always easier to go south as the elevation declines in this direction.
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