With the warmer weather, I have been excited to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. With my bike, I have been exploring some of the great Colorado Springs Bike Trails and I stumbled upon another one. The Pikes Peak Greenway Trail is one of the most popular bike trails in Colorado Springs. I like it because it's paved, located in the heart of town and is gently sloping. It winds through the city, but you'd never know you were in one. The trail parallels streams, rock formations and even crosses over some old, wooden bridges. At certain points, you can even see a train which runs daily.
The Greenway Trail is multi-use and runs north to south across the whole city of Colorado Springs. It connects to a number of other trails with multiple trailheads and is easily accessible. You can decide how far you want to go and how much time you want to spend on the trail.
On the north side of Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak Greenway is connected to the New Santa Fe Trail which runs through the Air Force Academy, through the town of Monument and ending up in Palmer Lake. Unlike the Greenway, the New Santa Fe Trail is a gravel surface.
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 city of Fountain and is mostly paved the entire way.
If you combine all three trails you can ride one way 40 miles from Palmer Lake to Fountain - mostly downhill! How you get home is up to you. If you want some more tips on where to ride your bike, let me know!