Cottonwood Creek Trail
This portion of the Cottonwood Creek Trail is made possible through partnership and widespread community support:
- The City of Colorado Springs TOPS Program
- Norwood Development
- The Stormwater Enterprise
- The City of Colorado Springs City Engineering
Completed portion: Academy Blvd. to Austin Bluffs Pkwy.
Incompleted portion: Pikes Peak Greenway to Academy Blvd. / Austin Bluffs Pkwy to Sand Creek Trail
Length of the Cottonwood Creek Trail: 3.64 miles completed, 5.76 proposed
Cottonwood Creek Trail is proposed to connect to the following trails and parks:
Pikes Peak Greenway
Sand Creek Trail
Cottonwood Creek Park
Project Status: Under construction
Engineering for this challenging project of connecting the Pikes Peak Greenway with Academy Blvd is 95% complete. Right-of-way and trail easements have been obtained for all but one remaining parcel. Funding for the construction of this segment of the Cottonwood Trail should coincide with the completion of the Woodmen Interchange and Bridge Replacement Project along I-25. Through coordination with C-DOT, the pedestrian underpass under I-25 at Cottonwood Creek was completed in early 2004 as part of the Woodmen Road Interchange project.
The connection of Rangewood Road to Woodmen Road will provide an important connection between the rapidly developing Woodmen corridor with the Cottonwood Creek Community Park and new Northeast Recreation Center.