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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:

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.  Meetings are: November 19: set goals and objectives; January 21, 2016: review priorities, strategies, and guidelines; April 14, 2016: review draft master plan.  You can also check out Mantiou Springs' web page.

Manitou Shuttle
The free shuttle in Manitou Springs has ended for the year.

Dead Trees along Crags Road
Spruce bark beetles and other insect and disease issues are killing many trees along the Crags Road, Forest Road 383.  Please watch for dead trees and do not camp or park near them and be aware when hiking or backpacking in the area.

Ute Pass Trail Planning
El Paso County is creating a master plan to complete the Ute Pass Trail.  The draft plan and additional information is available on El Paso County's Ute Pass Trail web page.

Bear Creek
The draft decision for the Bear Creek watershed is out.  The documents, map, and other information are available on the Forest Service web site Bear Creek 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, Nov 19: set goals and objectives
Thur, Jan 21: review priorities, guidelines
Thur, Apr 14: review draft master plan