Current Trail Access

Access to the campus trail system is currently limited. Upon completion of the Trails Micro Master Plan (link), trailheads and designated trail difficulty ratings will be provided here. 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. Individuals over the course of time repeatedly trample vegetation, resulting in bare ground resembling a trail
  • Respect trail closures and restoration areas
  • No littering: "Pack it in, pack it out"
  • Leave No Trace
  • Dogs must be on a leash
  • Be respectful of other users
  • All other campus policies apply
  • Report any signs of erosion or degradation to Andrea Hassler, Trails Coordinator, at 719-255-7508 or

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