Bear Creek Nature Center, Colorado Springs

4.7
#2 of 6 in Wildlife in El Paso County
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Stop by Bear Creek Nature Center before exploring the trails that wind through meadows, pine forests, and foothills of the regional park on a self-guided or guided hiking tour. Located on the western side of the park, the center hosts various interpretive programs and media presentations throughout the year. Note that the regional trails are open to horseback riding, bicycles, and pets, while the nature center trail is for hiking only. Make Bear Creek Nature Center a part of your Colorado Springs vacation plans using our Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker app.
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  • The Dog Park is fantastic. The volunteers do an amazing job! Friendly people. Came here with three dogs a Border C., Golden, Lab they loved it. We make a day in CO Springs to come to Bear Park... 
    The Dog Park is fantastic. The volunteers do an amazing job! Friendly people. Came here with three dogs a Border C., Golden, Lab they loved it. We make a day in CO Springs to come to Bear Park...  more »
  • Just by Mom’s house and very good for children to see stuffed animals and information on area. Free and informative!! 
    Just by Mom’s house and very good for children to see stuffed animals and information on area. Free and informative!!  more »
  • We have enjoyed Bear Creek Park and Dog Park frequently, but had never gone to the trouble of finding this place. The building offers interesting informational exhibits and the nearby trails are very....  more
    We have enjoyed Bear Creek Park and Dog Park frequently, but had never gone to the trouble of finding this place. The building offers interesting informational exhibits and the nearby trails are very....  more »
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  • Great place for a nature hike/walk. Nature center was closed but the trails were great, lots of options for the hike as well.
  • My son had his birthday party here. What was told in the email was just a short over view and the actual party exceeded my expectations. The two women that happened out (I think our guide was Brenda) were so fantastic. We had kids from just under two all the way up to 11 and a handful of adults, too. We all had a great time. I highly recommend having your party or event here.
  • Bear Creek is a nice place to go hiking with family. We go there frequently and we get to see deer, birds and foxes. Our dog loves it too. Unfortunately the Nature Center building is never open when we go.
  • We love this place! They preserve the fragile ecosystem within this area, lots of wildlife and a creek which is why NO DOGS are allowed on the trails to the right of the nature center. You can only take dogs to the left. Some people continue to ignore this and they are ruining this area by doing so. The whole rest of Bear Creek park allows dogs.
  • One of our favorite places in Springs! Lots of easy trails for kids to hike. There is a creek that winds through that is accessible from many many areas . summer and fall are my favorite times to go because of all the beautiful trees and flowers. During the fall time the leaves are stunning! It’s very well kept - I’ve never seen trash or dog poop on the trails. My favorite area is the curved path where the bench is at (the fall picture below). There is a small bridge over the creek and then this cute little bench. Love it! Wonderful place to spend the day or an afternoon!

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