The preservation of the High Chaparral Open Space was made possible through partnership and widespread community support:
- Citizens of Colorado Springs
- City of Colorado Springs TOPS Program
- Steve and April Kapchinske
There are currently 54 acres of open space at High Chaparral for trails and wildlife.
High Chaparral Open Space is characterized by a prominent ridgeline vegetated with scrub oak shrubland patches and mixed-grass prairie. Views from the crest of the ridge, the highest point in eastern Colorado Springs, include the Spanish Peaks and Wet Mountains to the south, the Black Forest to the north, and an uninterrupted view of Colorado Springs mountain backdrop to the west. High Chaparral Open Space provides wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and a visual buffer to a fast-growing section of the City.
Where is High Chaparral Open Space located?
From I-25, take the Garden of the Gods exit east. Garden of the Gods will turn into Austin Bluffs Parkway. On Austin Bluffs Parkway head east/northeast to Stetson Hills Boulevard. Turn right at Stetson Hills and head east. Near the top of the hill, turn right into the High Chaparral parking lot.