Closure Alert–North Cheyenne Cañon closed March 22
ALERT: North Cheyenne Cañon will be CLOSED this Wednesday, March 22 for road maintenance. The road will be blocked at the park entrance by the Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center, and at the East (bottom) end of the Helen Hunt Falls parking area. Please respect these closures for your safety. There will be heavy equipment working along the roadway. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the work will be complete around 3 p.m. and the road will reopen at that time.
Please avoid the area and do not plan to hike or bike during those hours.
County Parks Board seeks new members.
The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Parks Advisory Board. Applicants are being sought for Commissioner Districts #2 and #3.
Applications for the open positions are due by April 4th, 2017.
Manitou Monsters Mountain Bike Team is offering a Wilderness First Aid course as our annual fund raiser on April 7th and 8th at Manitou Middle School.This is 16-hour advanced wilderness first aid training.
Site coordinators will host volunteer check-in sites beginning at 9 am at over 20 locations. Youth under 16 must be supervised by an adult. Register at www.gacppp.com.
Our Natural Economy
Wed, Apr 12, 7 pmCornerstone Arts Ctr, Colorado College Colorado College State of the Rockies Project conducted the Conservation in the West Poll, exploring bi-partisan opinions concerning conservation, energy development, the role of government, and citizen priorities..
Join over 1,000 runners competing in the 2017 American Discovery Trail Races Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and Kids 1K. The scenic course along paved and dirt trails is about as fast and flat as you can find in Colorado. All proceeds directly benefit local trails and local non-profits dedicated to trail stewardship and community running events in Colorado Springs.
Labor Day – Monday, September 4, 2017
America the Beautiful Park
Marathon will start at Palmer Lake and finish at America the Beautiful Park.
Boston marathon qualified point-to-point course through the United States Air Force Academy.
The half marathon, 10K, and Kids Races will start and finish at America the Beautiful Park in downtown Colorado Springs.