2013 Project Preview
Manitou Springs Shuttle
Parking is always a challenge in Manitou Springs, but now they have a free shuttle and free parking in the lot behind Tajine Alami on Old Man's Trail between Manitou Avenue and El Paso Blvd, just east of Memorial Park. Check out the map and schedule.
Bear Creek Watershed
U.S. Forest Service is assessing trails and access in the Bear Creek watershed. The proposal is in response to the issues surrounding the greenback cutthroat trout in Bear Creek. The assessment, proposal, maps, etc. are available on the USFS web site:
Links for the documents and maps are at the bottom of that page. The public comment period ended April 30. You can still check the USFS web page for information. You can read our comments.
Projects and more!
It's Legal! As of Friday morning February 1, 2013, it is legal to hike the Manitou Incline. Of the several articles that have appeared in the Gazette, this is my favorite (Eric). 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.