A stretch of trail adjacent to and north of the Legacy Loop plaza was recently paved to the delight of cyclists and runners. Some fencing will be added over the next few weeks to improve safety. At that time the trail will officially open. Thanks to the Parks Dept for another great improvement to the Legacy Loop!
Work to construct a large stormwater detention and sediment collection facility in the far northeastern portion of Garden of the Gods Park will take place between June and December 2019. Construction work will not impact traffic in the Garden of Gods Park and the Foothills Trail is expected to remain open throughout the majority of the construction process.
Colorado Springs is fortunate to have access to some pretty incredible parks, trails and open spaces. Come meet the amazing organizations that help maintain and grow our trail system. This is your chance to chat with local trail experts and learn about new developments around the Pikes Peak Region. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!
Join Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC) and the Friends of Peregrine Open Spaces and Parks for a nice light hike in Blodgett Peak Open Space led by Aaron Rogers. This gentle hike is approximately 3 miles long with roughly 400 feet of elevation gain. The area has a peaceful babbling stream, pleasant views and plenty of Douglas fir, scrub oak, and Ponderosa pine trees. The endangered peregrine falcon frequents the open space, along with other wildlife.
This is a Members-Only Event. If you have questions about TOSC membership, please give us a call 719-633-6884. To become a member, make a donation to TOSC.
Sat. July 27, 12:00 – 7:00 pm
Acacia Park:115 E Platte Ave
You’re invited to the 3rd Annual Sustain-a-Fest! Come celebrate “Earth Day Every Day” with sustainability exhibits & activities, along with local food trucks, live music, demonstrations, and family friendly activities.
Join the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center for an evening jaunt in the Garden. Each week a route will be mapped out for participants to run, walk or jog through the Park and Rock Ledge Ranch. Earn great prizes for completing 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 runs!
Did you know the Civilian Conservation Corps built the bridge over Rainbow falls in the 1930’s during the Great Depression? Come and discover the rich history of the Rainbow Falls area.$3 per member, $4 non-member. Pre-registration required: call 719-520-6977 for more information or to register.
Mueller State Park July hikes and programs
Mueller State Park offers hikes and programs for all ages throughout the month of July. A few of the many hikes they offer:
Sun, Jul 7-Hike Outlook Ridge to Lost Pond at 9:00 am
Thur, Jul 11-Hike Cahill Loop at 9am
Sat, Jul 13-Hike Peak View at 8am
Sun, Jul 14-Bird Walk with Aiken Audubon at 7:00 am.
Join the Friends of Monument Valley Park for the free musical Mondays concert series! Come early to enjoy Witty Pork’s Street Truck with sandwiches, pizza and ice cream. Check out Tribe – Blues, Reggae & New Orleans R&B.
Check out our Volunteer Calendar for details about community projects and how to connect with one or several of our amazing friends groups that help keep our incredible parks, trails and open spaces accessible and beautiful.
The Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy Act (CORE) became the first Colorado public lands bill in a decade to be passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee. If eventually signed into law, the CORE Act would protect 400,000 acres of public land in Colorado. Of the land protected, 73,000 acres will be specifically devoted for new wilderness areas, as well as more than 80,000 acres for outdoor recreational use.