Bear Creek Nature Center

COVID 19 Update

Bear Creek Nature Center and Fountain Creek Nature Centers are now open to the public. MASKS ARE REQUIRED INSIDE THE NATURE CENTERS.

At this time, we are limiting the number of visitors at one time and we ask that you maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other visitors and staff while in the center.

Hike the foothills, search for mule deer, and discover Bear Creek! Scrub oak thicket, ponderosa pine forests, meadows, a mountain creek, and abundant foothills wildlife attract children and adults to Bear Creek Regional Park and Nature Center. Interpretive programs, special events, guided and self-guided tours, and media presentations are offered all year. Outside, two miles of self-guiding nature trails wind through the short grass prairie, scrub oak woodlands and cottonwood riparian communities. The nature trails are for “foot traffic only” and pets are prohibited. The regional trails are open to hiking, horseback riding, and pets on a leash.

Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
From I-25 Exit 141, go west on US Hwy 24 to 26th Street. Turn left (south) on 26th and proceed about 2 miles to Bear Creek Road.

Bear Creek Regional Park Maps – click map to enlarge

Get a Sneak Peek of Bear Creek Nature Center

Directions to Bear Creek Nature Center

Thank you to Bear Creek Nature Center’s Partners in the Park, Gold Hill Mesa & The Scott Lauther Foundation.