Kane Ranch Open Space has generations-worth of rich ranching history. Once a part of a 5,000-acre ranch established in the 1940s by a woman named Wanden Matthews La Farge. For more information about the project and some fascinating tidbits about the local area history of the area check out the history tab below.
The open space, located 4 miles east of Fountain on Squirrel Creek Road was acquired by El Paso County in 2003. It offers expansive views of native grasslands, pockets of cottonwood trees, and unique vies of Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Mountain. The open space features the Lariat Loop Trail, a 3.5 mile long double-track natural surface trail, suitable for hiking, running, bicycling, and especially equestrian since the trail allows for riding side by side. Additional trails are planned for the property and will provide future recreational opportunities with the open space.
Please NOTE: This area is inhabited by rattlesnakes, please stay on the trail, and keep dogs on leash!