Current Trail Access

Access to the campus trail system is currently limited. Below is a map of existing trails. Please check back for information on trailheads and designated trail difficulty ratings.

Existing Trails Map: Download PDF

All Campus Trails are open for the campus community and the public to enjoy. Always adhere to UCCS parking policies. Visit the Department of Public Safety website for parking-related information:

Trail use guidelines

* Trails are open from dawn until dusk

* No camping

* No fires

* Only use designated trails marked on a map or with trail signage

* Avoid using "social trails", also known as "renegade trails", which are user-created. These trails degrade the natural environment

* Respect trail closures and restoration areas

* No littering: "Pack it in, pack it out"

* Dogs must be on a leash

* Be respectful of other users

* Leave No Trace

* All other campus policies apply

* Report any signs of erosion or degradation to Andrea Hassler, Trails Coordinator, at 719-255-7508

Mountain biking code of conduct

It is the responsibility of the rider to maintain a safe operating speed and be able to stop at the limit of the rider’s distance of sight. Try to anticipate other trail users as you ride when riding around corners.

Indicate to fellow trail users you’re within the vicinity: an audible greeting a bell ring indicate how you plan on passing the user – “to your left”

Visit the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) website for additional trail mountain biking rules:

Additional resources

City of Colorado Springs Parks, Trails and Open Space:

Austin Bluffs Open Space - information for the area surrounding campus

City of Colorado Springs Austin Bluffs Open Space - trail map:

Trails and Open Space Coalition - non-profit support for City Open Spaces


For any questions or comments, contact Andrea Hassler, Trails Coordinator, at 719-255-7508 or