Bear Creek Nature Center, Colorado Springs

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  • We visited over Veteran's Day weekend so the visitor center was closed, but we enjoyed the loop trails. You can choose the length you want. Many beautiful birds along the trails and creeks!  more »
  • This is a neat little museum with beautiful grounds to explore. Great for active kids on a sunny day!  more »
  • We stop here every time we come to the Springs. Our dog loves it here. She absolutely loves the creek! For the most part the dogs get along great. I just really wish that there weren't so many small c...  more »
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  • Love the hiking trails in Bear Creek Park. Round trip from home 5 miles so good run with 115 floors elevation gain. Nature Center is only open week days & special events. Neat place with educational opportunities! Recommend visiting!
  • We came upon Bear Creek accidentally when looking for the Inteman Trail. It's a small Nature area with short easy to moderate hikes. Perfect for kids and seniors with decked walk ways and dirt trails. Has a lovely stream that runs through, and lots of flora and fauna. We saw a 6+ point buck on our walk!
  • Took a group of girlscouts to this place, morning was great, afternoon not so much. It seemed like 2 different people were guiding us(she was the same girl). Morning was fun, and engaging. Afternoon, she seemed like the girls were working her last nerve and lectured them many times on hike, and continued to say the same thing over and over, for over 25 min. on how they should stay with guide, after she told several to go ahead. Very mixed message. Parents and kids were unnerved from the experience. Also, was under the impression we would be completing 3 badge, but we are lacking 2-3 requirements on each. And received no badge what-so-ever for the entire day we spent there. It was kind of a waste of day, and money, we still have to buy the badges and spend our time to complete. Wont be doing this again. :(
  • Relaxing place to do a easy hike. For you mountain bikers, there are some fun trails for you, too!
  • My kids and I love Bear Creek Nature Center! The discovery center is a lot of fun for the kids to explore and the programs they do are exceptional. The staff are very friendly, helpful, kind, patient and enthusiastic and always teach us a lot.

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