Coral Bluffs Open Space

Field School

Coral Bluffs Open Space

The 2017 archaeology field school was held at Corral Bluffs - a City of Colorado Springs Open Space property. This property is located approximately 4 miles east of Powers Blvd., and is rich in archaeological resources. This unique habitat of high bluffs, grassland, stream beds, and springs has drawn people for at least 5,000 years. Though the property was purchased in 2009 by the City of Colorado Springs, it has not yet been opened to the public due to the rich archaeological and paleontological resources that must first be studied and mitigated before it is opened.  Previously documented sites include pre-contact buffalo butchering and processing activities, lithic scatters, and camp sites, as well as Historic-era ranching/cowboy activity as recent as the 1940s. 

Areas of Interest

Archaeological survey and excavation

For more information

Contact City Archaeologist Anna Cordova