Bear Creek Nature Center

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Kelly C
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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. This is our third time over the years. Bear Creek is a great example of a park contributing to building a strong community. Also, There are some great shops and restaurants close by that are dog friendly.
Written July 17, 2022
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NANCY V
Oklahoma City, OK11 contributions
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 nice. We found many shady places on a hot August day. The Regional trail connects here and can be followed to the dog park or to the regional park as well if you are up for a longer hike.
Written February 29, 2020
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UofMNfan
Saint Paul, MN45 contributions
We enjoyed our visit to the Bear Creek Nature Center. The Center is small but the exhibits are neat! Especially the huge bee hive with live bees! And where you can measure yourself against the wall to compare your "wingspan" to that of birds. I was a goose! Outside are very pleasant walking trails with lots of birds and squirrels. We had a very nice time!
Written March 27, 2006
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Rogue
Kansas City, KS16 contributions
Ok so first off we are NOT expert hikers. We come from Kansas city. So we go into the nature center as we see a sign outside about coyotes being ACTIVE! Tyler Thomas was on duty guys you should be so lucky to come across this young lady. She is highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her job you can tell she has a passion for it! They have a LIVE bee colony which she explained in depth. She also explained the trails and gave us spot on information for our active level. It was a nice trail we hiked in the early morning. If you want to hike but aren't in the best of shape this place is a good place to start.
Written April 26, 2017
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Les M
No Tellum44 contributions
Couples
Our first trip to Bear Creek Dog Park was by far the worst dog park experience we've ever had. No park rangers to control dogs who's owners won't. BAD. We've been to other dog parks and never witnessed the general out of control chaos that we witnessed here. It was clear some of the dogs, AND OWNERS, have not been properly trained.

Within 5 minutes of arriving I was approached by some dog who jumped on me. The owner called him back. But a few minutes later the dog attacked from behind again while the owner did nothing but call him from 50 feet away. It felt like a man had suddenly shoved me hard from behind so I turned around and the dog lunged at my face bending my glasses. Then suddenly the dog attacked my wife and I pulled him off of her by his collar while the owner did nothing but call him from 50 feet away having made no move to assist. I actually had to drag the dog over to his owner because he did nothing to help. The dog had a choker collar so clearly there is an issue controlling this aggressive dog. Okay so isolated incident we hope. A few minutes later a German Sheppard attacked another dog for no reason we could see and a nasty dog fight ensued. The dog who was attacked suffered some injuries but we just quickly EGRESS ed the area so don't know what happened. There is a sign that reads
"VOICE COMMAND AREA"
DOGS PERMITTED WITHOUT LEASH IF UNDER CONTROL
OWNER ASSUMES ALL LIABILITY IF DOG FAILS TO RESPOND

We made it to the small dog park fenced area without further incident. Talked to a woman who offered that she suffered a concussion after falling when a dog ran into her from behind.

BRING MACE AND HOLSTER IT TO YOUR BELT
Written December 28, 2015
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PennyGonz
Oswego, IL17 contributions
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I visited Bear Creek Nature Center this past June with my 3 small children. I especially appreciated that it was something fun to do in Colorado Springs for free. We spent some time inside the nature center. They have several educational displays for the kids. I know my kids liked looking at them all. I was a little surprised they didn't have any small animals on display, but my kids didn't seem to notice. Next we decided to take a short hike outside on some of the nature trails. There are a few stroller accessible trails that made it easy for me. There are also some trails that are a little more challenging. We enjoyed our time there. I would also recommend bringing a lunch a going a little further down the road to Bear Creek park for a roadside picnic. We found a table right by the creek. It was really enjoyable.
Written June 26, 2015
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DBRTrips
Tucson, AZ132 contributions
Family
The Bear Creek Nature Center, and park (575) acres, (24) that are developed for recreation, ecology, forest, meadow, creek, wildlife, two mile self guiding nature trail, The trails are for hiking, horseback riding, and pets on a LEASH.

Colorado Springs has many attractions, this is up there with Garden of the Gods, a must see.
The hike around the diversity of ecology, fresh, and and views. It is beautiful. The Nature Center is well maintained, and staff with welcoming employees, has very interesting displays... A+

my trips to to Colorado Springs included The Bear Creek Nature Center,
First with my Mother 6/2014, and Second with my Sister, 03/2013, not with children,
category not below.
bring a camera, water, sun block.......

(719) 520-6387
The park is easy to get to, close to I25, and less than 4 miles from the Garden of the Gods.
Written February 14, 2015
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herd_of_6
Cedar Rapids, IA205 contributions
We took our younger kids here our first day in Colorado Springs to explore. The nature center and trails are free.

The nature center is small but well organized, spent about 20 minutes exploring the center before heading to the trails.

The naturalist was friendly and answered questions about the area.

The trails were well maintained. It was a good starting hike if your from lower altitude.
Written July 4, 2014
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Jamie T
Clermont, IN6 contributions
Great for a family with kids of a variety of ages. Trails are different levels of difficulty but all family friendly.
Written March 26, 2014
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aerofaze
Colorado Springs, Colorado565 contributions
Couples
Nature centers are awesome.

BC is in a nice, newer building that emphasizes “family” with its kid-friendly information stations and indoor bee-observation hive. Large windows allow for great bird-watching, and deer regularly come right up to building. There are easy trails that shoot off around the area. The staff is super friendly and they often host great programs and summer camps. Lots of taxidermy displayed throughout to bring the local wildlife indoors, and brochures are scattered around. Nicer bathrooms than I expected on my two visits there this weekend. Sure, they might not have a lot of displays inside, but I think that's to encourage visitors to go outdoors where the REAL nature's at!

There is also a spacious conference room you can reserve for meetings, complete with an overhead screen and tables and chairs. Downsides: the chairs are very uncomfortable plastic, and the room with its beautiful large windows gets either extremely cold or extremely warm, and the high ceiling ECHOES horribly throughout.
Written March 25, 2013
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