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

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Current News:

2014 Project Schedule
Our project schedule is up!  Check it out.

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.
The parking lot behind Tajine Alami is available for public parking from May 1 to September 30.

New Board Member
Longtime volunteer Bob Bunch has joined our board.  Welcome, Bob!

Crew Leader Training
Registration for regional crew leader training is open.   The training is Friday to Sunday, April 25 to 27, and is sponsored by CS Parks and Rec and local nonprofits, including Friends of the Peak.  It's free.  Crew leaders are essential for trail and environmental projects to succeed.  Please consider registering.

Barr Boulder
U.S. Forest Service routed Barr Trail above the large boulder (before: downhill side, uphill side; after: downhill side, uphill side) that slid down onto the trail in the mid September storms.

Bear Creek Watershed Trail Closures
U.S. Forest Service has closed all trails in the Bear Creek watershed to all use.  Closed trails are 665, 666, 667, 668, 701, and 720.  The order and map are on the Forest Service web site.  The emergency closure is due to damage from flooding and the safety risks there.  The order is dated January 7, 2014.  A  map with closures in the area from various agencies is here.
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 Incline
It's Legal!  As of Friday morning February 1, 2013, it is legal to hike the Manitou Incline.  See a timeline of the Incline's history.

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.

Pikes Peak regional crew leader training is April 25, 26, and 27.  Registration is open.