Fountain Creek Trail
Throughout the brief Colorado summer, thunderstorms roll over Pikes Peak and grow dark and bold above the high plains. Watching the battleship-gray storms billow upward, then burst forth with arcing lightning and echoing thunder is electrifying—and quite safe when viewed from the shelters that line the Fountain Creek Regional Trail. The shelters actually serve a more formal purpose, offering educational information and viewing platforms from which to watch the amazing variety of waterfowl that congregates on the ponds in the Cattail Marsh Wildlife Area. This trail is wide, flat, and easy, sheltered by elegant cottonwoods and elms along Fountain Creek. As well as being wheelchair accessible, the route is shared readily by bicyclists, runners, and walkers. You can start or end your hike with a break at the Willow Springs Fishing Ponds, which offer all the amenities of a good suburban park, including restrooms and a playground.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||10 ft|
|Season||Best spring to fall|
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