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Current News:

Karma Night
Bristol Brewing Karma Night on Tuesday, May 26, is for Friends of the Peak, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 1604 S. Cascade.  $1 for each pint goes to Friends of the Peak.  Come have a beer for a good cause.

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.

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.  At the May 20 public meeting, they presented 5 possible routes.  The Ute Pass Trail web page should have information from the meeting.  They are taking comments until June 3.  Send comments to Julie or Jason.  El Paso County has information on the planning process.

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.

South Slope Trails
Registration for South Slope is open.  Want to check out the trails?  Use Google Earth to tour the area!  Just use this link to download the GPX file, then open it in Earth or your favorite GPS track viewer.  A screen shot of the Google Maps topo is here.  View the same map on Google Maps here.
South Slope Trails Google Earth View

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!

Karma Night
Tues, May 26, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bristol Brewing Company
Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade

Thurs, June 4: St. Mary's Falls
Sat, June 13: Red Road toadflax
Thurs, June 18: St. Mary's Falls
Sat, June 20: 20th anniversary celebration
Sat, June 27: Raspberry Ring segment

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