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.

719-520-6387
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

Thank You Gold Hill Mesa and The Scott Lauther Foundation

Partners in the Park for Bear Creek Nature Center

50th Anniversary of El Paso County Parks Logo. 50th in gold shimmer lettering at the top, banner with Anniversary, image of pikes peak with green field and text "EL PASO COUNTY PARKS" and a gold banner at the bottom with the years "197-2021"

Get a Sneak Peek of Bear Creek Nature Center

Directions to Bear Creek Nature Center