There is no parking at UCCS anywhere on campus without a permit. Regardless, a better way to hike up this hill is to park at the Four Diamonds parking lot on North Nevada and Eagle Rock Road (or the mall across the street). There's a nice trail that starts behind the building at the SE corner of lot #14 that climbs through ponderosa pine and an open field before reaching the UCCS dorms on Stanton Rd. A trail leading up the west ridge starts behind one of the dormitory buildings, Shavano House. Very nice views from the top.
Cool rocks on this one.
With Ben Lomand Mountain, Popes Bluffs, The Mesa & Pulpit Rock.
This was a cool little outing for a cloudy day with a "hard stop" time constraint in the afternoon. I wish the skies had been clear for better views, but this was still a nice little walk.