Best Colorado Springs Sledding Hills


Are you anxiously awaiting the first winter storm of the year? Are you pumped to get your kids bundled up and outside for some good old fashioned sledding fun? Me too; which means I should really start looking now for all of the gloves, boots and hats that will inevitably be lost to this world as soon as the first snow flake flies…

If you happen to be better organized than I am and already have those things ready and you just need to decide where to take the kids, here are some suggested Colorado Springs Parks with noteworthy hills by region:


  • Kathleen O Neal Marriage Park, 2320 Amberwood Ln Colorado Springs, CO 80920
  • Jenkins Elementary, 6410 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80923
  • Eugene McCleary Park, 5214 Pioneer Mesa Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80923


  • Bear Creek Regional Park, 21st Street & West Rio Grande Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80906
  • Van Diest Park, 1520 South Chelton Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80910
  • Broadmoor Bluffs Park, 5315 Farthing Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80906
  • Quail Lake Park, 915 Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.  Colorado Springs, CO 80906


  • Madison Park, 2112 North Murray Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80909


  • Village Green Park, 3590 Carefree Circle North Colorado Springs, CO 80917
  • Cottonwood Creek Park, 7040 Rangewood Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80918
  • Jack Templeton Park, 5347 Rose Ridge Ln, Colorado Springs, CO 80917


  • Mountain Shadows Park, 5151 Flying W Ranch Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80919
  • Wasson Park, 1910 North Circle Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80919
  • Woodstone Park, 1315 Carlson Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80919
  • Garden of the Gods (Off Niabara Trail-East side) 1805 N. 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

A map showing these locations be found HERE.

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Rachel is a native Coloradoan, though originally from the Western Slope. She followed her husband Chris to his hometown of Colorado Springs after having met in engineering school at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Together they have four beautiful children, Tommy (2011), Tazzy (2014), Zach (2015) and Zinny (2018). Having a young and active family keeps Rachel on her toes trying to find ways to keep the ship sailing while still meeting all the demands of motherhood. Though Rachel loves her most important role as Mommy most, she also works full time outside the home as a Water Resources Engineer for the Colorado Division of Water Resources. This role helps keep her life centered, bouncing from detailed and complex discussions relating to Colorado Water Law with her husband ( a mechanical engineer) to daycare and preschool drop off and pick up schedules, while being constantly interrupted by the equally complex musings of her 4 year.


  1. I will be in Colorado Springs this weekend and the temps are very warm according to We really want to go sledding! Is there any snow to do that without having to drive too far?

    • Unfortunately, there hasn’t been much snow since Christmas and it was in the 70’s this weekend, which is bazaar for February! But the rain today wiped out any chance you would have found for sledding within 30 miles of the Springs, unless someone knows of a spot in Woodland Park that is high enough. Sorry. 🙁

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