Trails and Open Space Blog

  • Santa Fe/Greenway Trail is OPEN

    By on April 17, 2018

    The Pikes Peak Greenway/Santa Fe Trail along Monument Creek north of University Village is OPEN. It’s been closed since October for Colorado Springs Utilities work in the area. One benefit of the project is that the contractor put back the trail in much better shape than it was before. A portion of the asphalt was in poor shape and was replaced

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  • Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course

    By on April 17, 2018

    Go West Camps is excited to offer a American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid, CPR (Adult and Child), AED course. This is a 12 hour course and will be held at the Sustainacenter (702 E. Boulder Street). This years course will take place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday May 21-23. They will meet each morning at 8:00am and finish

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  • 14th Annual ROLL Bicycle Festival

    By on April 17, 2018

    May 19, 10 am – 8 pm.  Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort, 2 El Paso Boulevard The 14th Annual ROLL Bicycle Festival- a full day “Rawkus & Roll” 80’s themed party starting with two bike rides–a “Roll thru the Garden” and a family-friendly “Roll on the Midland” Trail–followed by the juried bicycle art show, art & craft market, and a totally 80’s

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  • Briargate Neighborhood Bike Ride

    By on April 17, 2018

    Bike Colorado Springs is sponsoring the first-ever Briargate Neighborhood Bike Ride on Sunday, April 22.  Working alongside representatives from Northeast COS Bikes!, we’ll be co-hosting a family-friendly bike ride on the trail system surrounding the newly opened John Venezia Community Park. This will be a ride that is friendly for the little pedalers in the family and a way for

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  • Equestrian Skills Course Concert Fundraiser

    By on April 17, 2018

    Join the Friends of the Equestrian Skills Course for an evening of great entertainment while they raise money for expanding the Course in Colorado Springs! The concert venue and silent auction will be at the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame’s outdoor garden.  Support the ONLY FREE Equestrian Skills Course of this kind in the USA! Barry Ward grew up on

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  • 24th Annual Starlight Spectacular!

    By on April 17, 2018

    June 16th, 2018 Celebrate the Wild, Wild West! Join the Trails and Open Space Coalition for the 24th Annual Starlight Spectacular on June 16th, 2018. This fun and family-friendly night-time bicycle ride is suitable for most ages and abilities. We’ve had kids as young as 8 and adults in their 80s ride with us! Pre-ride fun and prizes! Start the night at 9:00

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  • The Cheyenne Mountain Run

    By on April 11, 2018

    The Very First trail run to the top of Cheyenne Mountain and back!  October 20, 2018.  10a and 10:15am. Half Marathon with 3000 feet of elevation gain/loss & 3 mile.  Race information and online registration at www.friendsofcmsp.org or www.pprrun.org Proceeds will help maintain the Dixon Trail to the summit of Cheyenne Mountain.  

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  • Fountain Creek Fun Day and Birding Festivals

    By on April 11, 2018

    Family Fun Day Festival:  Saturday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Explore over 20 outdoor activity stations including live animals, dinosaur fossils, bug sweeps, kite making, pond critters, crafts, wagon rides, and more. Free slice of pizza for all participants courtesy of Papa Murphy’s Pizza of Fountain. $4/member, $5/nonmember. FREE to active duty military families with I.D. No reservations

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  • Volunteer Morning at Bear Creek Nature Center

    By on April 11, 2018

    Volunteer Morning at Bear Creek Nature Center Saturday, May 5, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Help us work on outdoor projects to keep Bear Creek Nature Center healthy! Ages 5+. No fee but preregistration is required. Register at:  this link.

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  • Bear Creek Garden Plots Available

    By on April 11, 2018

    Come Grow With Us – Garden Plots Are Available in Bear Creek Park – The Charmaine Nymann Community Garden has been run by the gardeners for over thirty years. For more information or to reserve a plot, call the Bear Creek Garden Association at 576-2664 or 634-4433. Also see our website: www.bearcreekgardens.org and Facebook page: Bear Creek Garden Association.

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