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Current News:

Project Schedule
The project schedule for 2015 is up and ready.  Check out the Projects page for the schedule and to register.  More information for projects is available with the links on the right side of the Projects page.

Manitou Springs Parks, Open Space, and Trails Planning
Manitou Springs is working on the master plan for their parks, open space, and trails.  They have many ways for people to provide input, with public meetings Aug 27, Sept 24, Nov 19, and Jan 21, meetings-in-a-box, and resource surveys.  Check the details.

Barr Trail Mountain Race
Sunday, July 19.  You can race or volunteer.

Manitou Shuttle
The free shuttle in Manitou Springs is back for 2015, May 17 to Sept 12.  It has two routes, 333 on Manitou Avenue and 33, the Incline/Cog shuttle, from Old Mans Trail (near the free parking lot behind Tajine Alami) up Ruxton Ave to Iron Spring Chateau.  The Incline/Cog shuttle runs 6 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. every 20 minutes, and every 10 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays  after 10 a.m.  Colorado Springs transit has details.

Ute Pass Trail Planning
El Paso County Parks is developing the master plan for the Ute Pass Trail and working to fill the gap between the segment from Ruxton and the segment at Ute Pass Elementary School.  El Paso County has information on the planning process.

Bear Creek
The trails in the Bear Creek area are open for hiking and biking.  Camping and motorized use are still restricted.   Here is the current trail map.
Information about Forest Service's long-term proposal for the Bear Creek watershed is 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

Check out our 2015 projects!

Thurs, July 2: St. Mary's Falls
Sat, July 11: North Slope
Thurs, July 16: Seven Bridges
Sat, July 25: Elk Park Knoll
Thurs, July 30: Seven Bridges

Giving Beer
Mon, July 20, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Brewing Company
1466 Garden of the Gods Road

Barr Trail Mountain Race
Sun, July 19

Leave No Trace
Thurs, Sept 17, 6-8 pm,
at TOSC, 1040 S. 8th