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“Another excellent Colorado Springs natural resource!”
Review of Ute Valley Park

Ute Valley Park
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is a marvelous example of city preserved open space where you can feel away from it all while smack in the middle of the city. The trails are excellent, some of which are world class for mountain biking.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Having worked adjacent to the park for many years, I have hiked, biked, and geocached around this park many times. Given how it is set in a secluded valley, it feels remarkably like wilderness in the middle of a city, including the wildlife (deer, coyote, snakes, occasional bears, etc.) This place is a real gem.

For those who don't know, HP donated undeveloped property on the east end of the park, and the city put in a parking lot for access, which is also handy if the Vindicator lot is full (as it often is). Go into the HPE entrance from South Rockrimmon, and there will be a rotary with a parking lot off to the side (just past the hotel) with access to the east end of the park.

1  Thank frontrangeskiier
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We had not visited Ute Valley Park in over a year so it was time to check the condition of the great trails and get back in shape. As we hoped for, the trails are wonderful and well maintained. You can go for 30 minutes, or take the long trails for a good 90 minute work out. Fall and winter are excellent as there are fewer mountain bikers and hikers. This time of year there is actually plenty of parking at the Vindicator Drive Trail head; in summer we usually park near the Dentist Office close to where Vindicator intercepts Centennial, as there is a trail right there that leads into the Park, or a paved concrete path that leads South and parallels Centennial.

1  Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We were looking for a bit of a walkabout before Sunday brunch, and Ute Valley Park was perfect. We particularly liked the variety and length of the various trail options available. A great place to spend 45 minutes or a couple of hours taking in the scenery.

1  Thank TulsaTrotter
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Ute Valley is a great local place to hike. Offers hiking, biking and trail running... usually a good number of people out and dogs as well. The trails are well maintained with one large loop that goes all around and many trails in & out of the lower center. Winter, spring, summer or fall - it's great scenery. There can be rattle snakes in the summer, so stay sharp.

1  Thank Laura-OCCS
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