graphic image of el paso county seal in blue with a vertical line separator and Bear Creek Nature Center logo which has a blue bear on waves and text to the right.

Bear Creek Nature 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.

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Bear Creek Regional Park Maps – click map to enlarge

Thank You Gold Hill Mesa and The Scott Lauther Foundation
Partners in the Park for Bear Creek Nature Center

Gold Hill Mesa Logo

Scott Lauther Foundation Logo

Get a Sneak Peek of Bear Creek Nature Center

Directions to Bear Creek Nature Center