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New handicap accessible trail now open to the public in Colorado Springs

Posted: 5:49 PM, Oct 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-12 20:20:34-04
Ribbon cutting for new handicap accessible trail in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs' Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department is celebrating the opening of a new, handicap accessible trail.

The "Starsmore Nature Trail" opened to the public Saturday morning after a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Parks Department officials said the new trail is important for making sure everyone can enjoy Colorado's scenery.

"So that people, all citizens, even people who might be in a wheelchair would have access to this lovely area where the creek is and where all these huge shady trees are," said Parks Operations Administrator for North Cheyenne Canon Canon Park, Cathy Railton.

Visitors can also see the new "Mountains in Time" exhibit in the Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center.

The permanent exhibit features more than 2 billion years of geologic history, including rocks from the park and fossils of sea creatures and other prehistoric life.