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Sinton Trail under I25 Closed through Fall 2024

Sinton Trail Opens Early! Weekends in April, Daily May-Aug

Weekend Openings in April

Sinton Trail will be starting Friday, April 12th at 5:00 pm and continuing through Monday, April 15th at 6:30 am with future openings being evaluated each Friday to determine if the trail can be safely opened for the weekend.

Daily Openings Start In May!

CDOT will be opening the south side of the Sinton Trail under Ellston Street daily in May through late August. Intermittent closures may still occur during this time. we are still waiting to hear additional details on the daily openings.

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After discussions with CDOT unfortunately the CDOT project team has decided that Sinton Trail under I25 will remain closed through at least Fall 2024.Temporary openings of the Sinton Trail under I25 may start as early as Fall 2024 but the project will not be complete until August of 2026. This is a change from previous commitments we’ve had from CDOT where we had been assured that the trail will remain open apart from periodic closures.

Bike Colorado Springs and other advocates including Trail and Open Space Coalition have expressed concerns about closure and the current Sinton Trail detours that are signed. We have expressed to CDOT that these detours are putting would be trail users in danger and that Sinton under I25 must be passible as initially promised.

North Detour – Garden of the Gods Rd

The detour via GoG Rd was only planned as a temporary solution best suited for short closures.
We have made it clear to CDOT that the GoG Rd detour should not be a long-term option. The GoG Rd detour is dangerous due high traffic volume, high speed, accessibility limitations, inconvenience for many users.

Photos below highlight some of the trouble areas of this detour. Please use extreme caution when using this detour.

South Garden of the Gods Rd Sidewalk – Currently Signed detour

  • Narrow 3ft sidewalk directly next to traffic – West of I25
  • Narrow 3ft sidewalk with metal railing/concrete wall – East of I25 under the railroad tracks
  • Narrow 3ft sidewalk directly next to traffic – East of I25 at Pike View Reservoir
  • Crossing of the I-25 access ramps
  • Crossing of Russina Rd with right turning traffic from GoG Rd – North side of GoG Rd

North Garden of the Gods Rd Sidewalk

  • Wider 6-10Ft sidewalk
  • Crossing of the I-25 access ramps
  • Crossing of Russina Rd with right turning traffic from GoG Rd
  • Crossing of driveway with right turning traffic from GoG Rd and cars blocking the sidewalk

South Detour – Mesa Springs Greenway/Chestnut Rd

The detour via Mesa Springs Greenway/Chestnut Rd is a more comfortable detour as it connects an off street trail and lower volume neighborhood streets. Yet, from an entire off street route there this is much less comfortable as there are multiple busy street crossing and not bike infrastructure on this detour.

Currently, with the west side of the Pikes Peak greenway closed, trail users must access this detour at Uintah St aprox. 3 miles from the trail closure. With the west side of the Pikes Peak greenway opening this spring. Read additional details of the detour as detailed below.

  • Access Mesa Springs Greenway at Uintah via a narrow sidewalk/painted bike lane
  • Mesa Springs Greenway between Uintah & Centennial is a nice off street trail
  • Accessing Chestnut when the Mesa Springs trail ends is not clear for a first time user
  • Chestnut Rd has no bike lane – Northbound I transfer to the sidewalk just north of American Furniture Warehouse.
  • With the west side of the Pikes Peak greenway opening this spring

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