Outdoor Opportunities

Situated as we are in the foothills at the base of Pikes Peak, Discovery offers a wide range of outdoor opportunities for the most casual explorer to the most avid adventurer. Whether you simply want to enjoy the natural beauty of our many local parks and trails, or are into hiking, biking, fishing, winter sports, organized team sports, or other more vigorous pursuits, practically every outdoor opportunity is easily available from our neighborhood.

Aside from the numerous parks and multi-use trails that criss-cross Discovery and the Rockrimmon area, probably the closest and most easily accessed venue is Ute Valley Park.

If you are looking for something a little more "out of the neighborhood" but still nearby, the New Santa Fe Regional Trail to the north, the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail to the south, and the Blodgett Peak Open Space all offer excellent outdoor opportunities. Local Trails

Another excellent outdoor area is Clear Spring Park, co-managed by Colorado Springs Utilities and El Paso County Parks. It is easy to access from I-25 south of the Springs (exit 123) and is a vibrant birding area, as well as offering glimpses of other wildlife, such as  black-tailed prairie dogs, coyotes, mule deer, red foxes, white-tailed deer and wild turkeys in their native habitats. However, bathroom facilities, like all El Paso County Parks indoor facilities, remain closed in 2021 in support of COVID-19 response efforts.

Colorado Springs Utilities also offers access to a number of reservoirs in the area, as well as the South Slope of Pikes Peak.  Fishing is generally allowed at all of the reservoirs (with a state license), but be aware that access to the South Slope is limited, on a reservation basis and requires a small fee.

Finally, we have included an article below from The Gazette that details a number of other options, some near and some not-so-near, but still definitely reasonably accessible.  Other Regional Opportunities

Happy trails!