Latest Updates: Legacy Loop

Legacy Loop is an approximately 10 mile trail, park and recreation loop around downtown Colorado Springs defined by the Pikes Peak Greenway on the west and south, the Shooks Run trail on the east, and the Rock Island Corridor to the north.  It is a way to connect, create, and protect our community value, inspired by the legacy and vision of Colorado Springs’ founder General William Jackson Palmer. Palmer’s dream was of a vibrant, livable city where the essential functions of mobility and access are linked to our parks, open space and trails.

This exciting project touches downtown, historic neighborhoods, parks, and colleges.  Significant economic development and improvement opportunities lie along this path around the City of Colorado Springs.  The Greenway Fund is pleased be a part of the steering committee for Envision Shooks Run, as well as, facilitating an important economic impact study that examines the importance of our waterways.

The Legacy Loop is a designated project of the El Paso County Enterprise Zone, which seeks to promote economic development in our community. The Greenway Fund is the primary community fundraising partner for the Legacy Loop and accepts financial contributions on behalf of the Legacy Loop project for ongoing construction and improvement needs. Donors who make their gifts of $250 or more through Enterprise Zone are eligible to receive a Colorado state tax credit equal to 25% of their donation, in addition to regularly federal and state tax benefits. Qualified donations must be mailed to The Greenway Fund and made payable by check to “El Paso County Enterprise Zone” with the words “Legacy Loop” in the memo line (we will also need the last four digits of your Social Security number to process the transaction).
Mailing address:
The Greenway Fund c/o CO-CO, Inc
Box 726
Lake George, CO 80827
Please contact Christine Lowenberg, Executive Director of the Greenway Fund, at to learn more about this great way to invest in our region.



OptOutside 2017 Legacy Loop Hike and Bike

OptOutside 2017 Legacy Loop Hike and Bike

Nov 24, 11:00am - Nov 24, 2:00pm

Trails and Open Space Coalition
702 E Boulder St #200
Colorado Springs, CO  80903 Map

**Signup is required at the TICKETS link.**

Bike ride starts at 11 am; hike starts at 1 pm. See Eventbrite site for route maps.

In the spirit of REI’s #optoutside campaign, the Trails and Open Space Coalition is sponsoring a bike ride and hike on our urban trails.

Bike Colorado Springs, an initiative of TOSC, will lead a leisurely ride/tour around the Legacy Loop in downtown Colorado Springs, and Trails and Open Space Coalition staff will lead a social hike along a scenic and historic portion of the Shooks Run Trail (the eastern leg of the Legacy Loop).

Both events are free and will begin and end at the Trails and Open Space Coalition office, located in the City’s Sustainacenter, 702 E. Boulder Street:

The bike ride will begin at 11:00am, with a planned arrival back the Sustainacenter between 1:30pm - 2:00pm. The route is approximately 10-miles over mostly flat, paved trails with the exception of the natural surface trail through Monument Valley Park.

The hike will begin at 1:00pm and encompass 1.6 miles along the Shooks Run Trail. Stops along the way will highlight some of the fascinating history of the Middle Shooks Run Neighborhood.
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