The 10.5 mile Rock Island Regional Trail runs parallel to Highway 24 between Falcon and Peyton and is part of the America the Beautiful Trail. It was constructed on the former Chicago and Rock Island Railroad Line that ran between Falcon and Peyton. Excellent views of several landmarks are visible from the trail including Pikes Peak, Rampart Range, Rattlesnake Buttes at Homestead Ranch Regional Park, Spanish Peaks, West Mountains, and the Sange de Cristo Mountain Range. Opportunities for wildlife observation are abundant. Picnic tables are available at the Falcon trailhead, and benches are can be are at regular intervals along the trail corridor.
Rock Island Regional Trail
- Trailhead Locations:
Rock Island Regional Trailhead can be reached from Highway 24; east to Falcon;
turn left on Meridian Road and follow to the trailhead.
El Paso County Parks’ section of the Rock Island Regional Trail runs parallel
to US Hwy 24 between the towns of Falcon and Peyton.
- Park Hours:
Dawn to Dusk
- El Paso County Parks Department:
- Park Weather: NOAA