We are dedicated to minimizing human impact while maximizing human enjoyment on Pikes Peak.

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Beaver CreekCathedral ParkSouth Slope Trail WorkLunch on the RocksBreakfast for the South Slope Trail CrewDevil's Playground/Crags Workday, 8/2/2014
Colorado College Students, Devil's Playground Trail, 8/21/2015

Current News:

Bear Creek
Forest Service sent responses to objections on November 17.  Formal consultation is underway with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) on cultural resources and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for Threatened and Endangered species.  After consultation concludes, Forest Service plans to incorporate any additional mitigations, then issue a final decision.   The documents, map, and other information are available on the Forest Service web site Bear Creek page.

Manitou Springs Master Planning for Open Space and Trails
Manitou Springs is developing their master plan for parks, open space, and trails.  You can learn more and provide your ideas at several public meetings.  All the meetings are in Manitou Springs city hall, 606 Manitou Avenue, and start Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m.  Remaining meetings are: January 21, 2016: review priorities, strategies, and guidelines; April 14, 2016: review draft master plan.  You can also check out Manitou Springs' web page.

Summit Complex 
The city of Colorado Springs has 4 design concepts for the new summit house.  The city's web site has information on existing conditions and the 4 designs.  You can also comment.  The city's main summit house page has more information.

Ute Pass Trail Planning
El Paso County commissioners on October 13 voted 4-1 to approve the trail alignment for the Ute Pass Trail, with Darryl Glenn voting against.  Additional information about the plan is available on El Paso County's Ute Pass Trail web page.

Our goals are:
  • To provide a unified, pro-active voice for the preservation and restoration of the natural environment of Pikes Peak,
  • To promote and enhance recreational opportunities and visitor experiences that are in harmony with the natural environment of Pikes Peak,
  • To promote and participate in research and solutions for the sound stewardship of Pikes Peak,
  • To promote awareness of and education about Pikes Peak.

We accomplish these goals by partnering with the U.S. Forest Service, Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation, the Pikes Peak Highway, El Paso County Parks, Colorado Springs Utilities, and other volunteer and Friends organizations.

Upcoming Activities

Public meetings on Manitou Springs trails, open space, and parks master plan
Manitou city hall, 606 Manitou Ave
6 p.m.
Thur, Jan 21: review priorities, guidelines
Thur, Apr 14: review draft master plan