Turtles sunning on a log, cormorants airing their wings, and great blue herons mirrored in a pond’s still waters are among the common wildlife sightings that hikers of all sizes and stamina enjoy at Fountain Creek Regional Park. The 2.5-mile-long park encompasses one of the region’s few wetlands, featuring wildlife observation pavilions and informative kiosks around the spring-fed ponds.
The nature center, a “must-see” interactive environment, offers a multi-sensory survey of the park’s stream, cottonwood, pond, marsh, and meadow communities. The trails may be explored independently; however, kids on a park-sponsored interpretive hike have fun discovering new ways of listening and looking while walking in a natural setting. The volunteer-led hikes are offered year round. Riparian wildlife flourishes at Fountain Creek Regional Park.
Colorado Springs, CO - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 2.5