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Note: The South Suburban Reservoir near Stratton Open Space is closed for the season.

The preservation of the Stratton Open Space was made possible through partnership and widespread community support:

  • Cheyenne Commons
  • Citizens of Colorado Springs
  • City of Colorado Springs TOPS Program
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • El Pomar Foundation
  • Gates Foundation
  • Great Outdoors Colorado
  • Palmer Foundation
  • Trails and Open Space Coalition

Stratton Open Space offers 318 acres of open space, trails, and wildlife habitat for Colorado Springs. Next to North Cheyenne Canon, the Stratton Open Space offers five distinct ecosystems, miles of trails, a rich variety of wildlife, and access to the Pike National Forest.

Where is the Stratton Open Space located? The Stratton Open Space is located adjacent to North Cheyenne Canon Park. Take 21st Street south (this street turns into Cresta Road) and go right on LaVeta Way to the trailhead parking lot. There is also a trailhead on Ridgeway Avenue. The trailhead to the Chamberlain Trail is past Starsmore Discovery Center on the right.

Management Plan

The Stratton Open Space Management Plan was adopted by the Park and Recreation Advisory Board on March 10, 2016.  We thank the public for their valued input and participation in the public process.

View the approved Stratton Open Space Management Plan