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

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Beaver CreekCathedral ParkSouth Slope Trail WorkLunch on the RocksBreakfast for the South Slope Trail CrewDevil's Playground/Crags Workday, 8/2/2014

Current News:

Bear Creek
The draft decision for the Bear Creek watershed is out.  The documents, map, and other information are available on the Forest Service web site Bear Creek page.

Ute Pass Trail Planning
El Paso County Parks released its draft master plan for the Ute Pass Trail.  They'll accept public comments to Friday, August 7, with the next public meeting in mid-August.  The draft plan and additional information is available on El Paso County's Ute Pass Trail web page.

Manitou Springs Parks, Open Space, and Trails Planning
Manitou Springs is working on the master plan for their parks, open space, and trails.  Friends of the Peak, Trails and Open Space Coalition, and other interested groups are hosting a meeting where you can provide input:
Monday, August 10, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm,
Manitou Springs city hall council chambers, 606 Manitou Ave. 
More details on the master planning process are on Manitou Springs' web site.

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.

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!

Thurs, Aug 6: Barr Trail
Sat-Sun, Aug 8-9: Barr via Longs
Thurs, Aug 13: Barr via Longs Ranch
Sat, Aug 22: Crags to the Summit
Thurs, Aug 27: Barr Trail via Cog
Sat, Aug 29: Severy seeds w RMFI

Manitou Springs trails, open space, and parks planning meeting:
Mon, Aug 10, 5:30 pm,
  Manitou city hall, 606 Manitou Ave
(no meeting Aug 4)

Leave No Trace
Thurs, Sept 17, 6-8 pm,
at TOSC, 1040 S. 8th