2014 Project Schedule
Our project schedule is up! Check it out.
Bear Creek Watershed Comment Period
The public open house is over, but you can still provide comments on the proposal for trails and access in the Bear Creek watershed by sending e-mail to email@example.com. All comments must be received by March 27, 2014. Information about the proposal is available on the Forest Service web site Bear Creek page. Some of their links were broken, so here are the documents on the proposal:
Description of Proposed Alternatives
Maps of Current Trails and Preferred Changes (Alternative B)
Maps of Current Trails and Alternative C
Bear Creek Watershed Trail Closures
U.S. Forest Service has closed all trails in the Bear Creek watershed to all use. Closed trails are 665, 666, 667, 668, 701, and 720. The order and map are on the Forest Service web site. The emergency closure is due to damage from flooding and the safety risks there. The order is dated January 7, 2014. A map with closures in the area from various agencies is here.
Barr Trail has a large boulder (downhill side, uphill side) blocking the trail above the 13th switchback. Forest Service is considering what to do. Barr Trail has other damage as well. The Incline also suffered damage.
TOSC is trying to maintain a list of closures on their web site. Please respect all area and trail closures. Even open trails have varying degrees of damage. TOSC will list volunteer projects of the various CS Parks Friends groups on its open space volunteers site.
Manitou Springs Shuttle
The free shuttle ended for this year on September 7, but should be back next summer.
It's Legal! As of Friday morning February 1, 2013, it is legal to hike the Manitou Incline. See a timeline of the Incline's history.
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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.