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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.