Bear Creek Nature Center
IN ORDER TO HOLD NATURE CAMPS, BEAR CREEK NATURE CENTER WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
Saturday, July 4 (Holiday)
Tuesday, July 14 through Saturday, July 18
Tuesday, July 28 through Friday, July 31
Tuesday, August 4 through Saturday, August 8
Otherwise, the nature center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
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. The State Public Order has ordered that any person entering a government building must wear a medical grade or cloth face mask.
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.
Bear Creek Nature Center 719-520-6387
Fountain Creek Nature Center 719-520-6745
El Paso County Public Health also encourages residents to seek out credible, reliable sources of information on COVID-19:
• El Paso County Public Health COVID-19 website
• Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment COVID-19 website
• CDC COVID-19 website
• Call CO HELP at 1-877-462-2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org
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