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Current News:

Jones Park
Colorado Springs city council received the results of the appraisal of the Jones Park land at the work session on November 24 and will likely consider the issue again at the council meeting on December 9.

Another Boulder on Barr Trail
A boulder slid down on Barr Trail because of the heavy rain October 9.  This one does not completely block the trail, but has a friend also, making passage tight there.  The boulder is not far above the fifth turn above the trailhead.

Iron Mountain Trail is Complete
The Iron Mountain Trail, which connects the Intemann Trail, is open.  Hikers, bikers, and runners can now go through from Section 16 in Red Rock Canyon Open Space all the way to Ruxton Avenue in Manitou Springs.  Thank you to all the volunteers and organizations that worked so hard to make it happen.

Incline Closure
The Manitou Incline closed Monday, August 18, for repairs.  Projected opening date is December 1.  CS Parks and Rec has more information.

Bear Creek Trails Reopen
The trails in the Bear Creek area that were closed after the September storms reopened on June 20.  Camping and motorized use are still restricted.   Reopened trails are 665, 666, 667, 668, 701, 720, and 720A, which include Jones Park, Bear Creek, Pipeline, and others.  The Captain Jacks loop is also open to hikers and mountain bikers.  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

We're working on projects for 2015.
Check back in spring for our schedule.
Thank you, volunteers, for a great year in 2014!