Colorado Springs city council postponed consideration of Jones Park until the council meeting on January 12.
Thank You, Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon
The runners of the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon have been long-time supporters of Friends of the Peak. They continued their support this year with a sizable donation, and the board of directors also made a generous donation to Friends of the Peak. Thank you to the runners and Pikes Peak Marathon.
Incline Is Open
The Manitou Incline opened on Friday, December 5 at a 10 a.m. ceremony. CS Parks and Rec has more information.
South Slope Trails
Are you curious about the new trails on the South Slope of Pikes Peak, but don't want to wait until spring? 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.
Iron Mountain Trail is Complete
The Iron Mountain Trail, which connects the Intemann Trail, is open. Hikers, bikers, and runners can now go through from Section 16 in Red Rock Canyon Open Space all the way to Ruxton Avenue in Manitou Springs. Thank you to all the volunteers and organizations that worked so hard to make it happen.
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.