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.
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.
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.
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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.