We are dedicated to minimizing human impact while maximizing human enjoyment on Pikes Peak.

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Current News:

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

Jones Park
At its meeting August 20, the CS Utilities board voted 5-3 to recommend that city council donate the CS Utilities' holdings in Jones Park to the U.S. Forest Service through the National Forest Foundation.  After extensive investigation into the options, CS Utilities staff recommended this option.  City council is scheduled to hear the matter at its meeting on September 9.

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.

Manitou Springs Shuttle
The free shuttle is back for this summer, May 18 to September 13.  One route, Incline/Cog, runs 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. from the Tajine Alami parking lot on Old Man's Trail at the east side of Memorial Park to just below the Cog station.  Another route, East End/Downtown, runs 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. from the Ruxton roundabout to Becker's Lane.  (map and info)
The parking lot behind Tajine Alami is available for public parking from May 1 to September 30.

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 projects for 2014.

Sat, Sept 6: Barr Trail
Thur, Sept 11: St. Mary's Falls
Sat, Sept 13: Incline
Thur, Sept 25: St. Mary's Falls