Trails and Open Space Blog

  • Bike Master Plan–public input needed!

    By on November 14, 2017

    The city is in the process of updating the bike master plan. The plan is a road map to develop our bike infrastructure from where it is right now to where we want it to be. The plan includes specific recommendations and priorities. The public is invited to provide feedback on the City’s final draft of the Bicycle Master Plan which

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  • Midland Trail Closure through April 2018

    By on November 14, 2017

    Midland Trail Closure Starting on Wednesday, November 1 through April 2018 the Midland Trail will be closed from Beckers Lane to Columbia Road for construction.  Detour is to use El Paso Blvd. via either Columbia Road or Beckers Lane to connect back to the Midland Trail.  Please follow the signed detour for your safety.

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  • #OptOutside with us Nov 24!

    By on November 14, 2017

    “Opt Outside” Urban Trail Bike Ride and Hike Preregistration is required; sign up at this link: https://optoutside2017.eventbrite.com. The day after Thanksgiving (“Black Friday”) has become the day when many people in the U.S. frantically besiege the malls and big box stores in search of bargain holiday gifts. REI Co-op and the Trails and Open Space Coalition have a better idea. For

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  • 2A and 1A pass

    By on November 8, 2017

    Thanks to all of our members and partners who voted yes for 2A and 1A! 2A, the City’s Stormwater initiative, will protect and improve our trail system, and provide additional public support for parks maintenance and projects. 1A, the El Paso County TABOR refund, will provide 2.5 million dollars for flood-damaged trails and underfunded parks projects. And because it adjusts

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  • Roundup trail closure

    By on November 3, 2017

    TRAIL CLOSURE: The Roundup Trail in Red Rock Canyon Open Space is closed (starting today) between Red Rock Canyon Path and Mesa Trail while crews do some work in the area. The closure is expected to last for about a week.

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  • Envision Pikes Peak Public Forum Nov 18

    By on November 1, 2017

    Sat, Nov 18, 1 – 4 pm The Heritage Center  9283 CO Hwy 67, Cripple Creek, CO The public is invited to Envision Ring the Peak: Gateway to the Outdoors The forum, sponsored by the Trails and Open Space Coalition, Friends of the Peak, and Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance, provides an opportunity for community members, property owners, public officials and all interested individuals

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  • Indy Give Starts Today!

    By on November 1, 2017

    2017 has been a huge year for us, with major projects around Ring the Peak, the Legacy Loop, and El Paso County Parks. We’re are looking toward 2018 to complete some of this important work, and continue pressing for better maintenance for parks and more trail connections for all users. But we need your help to make it happen! From

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  • Midland Trail Closure

    By on November 1, 2017

    The Midland Trail from Columbia Rd and Colorado Ave west to Beckers Lane is closed to allow for the demolition of the existing trail to make room for the road and trail improvements associated with the Westside Avenue Action Plan along Colorado Ave. The trail will remain closed for several months. Visit www.westsideplan.com for project information and to sign up for weekly

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  • Incline Closure-Update Nov 1, 2017

    By on November 1, 2017

    Incline Update:  November 1, 2017 Announced at TOPS Working Committee this morning — Manitou Incline may open as early as Dec 1, barring any major weather issues. Check back in this space for more information as we get it. Incline Update: October 17, 2017 Work is continuing on the restoration of the top third of the Incline. The contractor, Timberline

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  • Announcing the Give Concert Series!

    By on November 1, 2017

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 The Way Down Wanderers at Stargazers Theatre (FREE!) Doors will open at 5 pm and the music will start at 6 pm and finish by 9 pm. More information at http://rockymountainhighway.org/ SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Give! Thanks Concert featuring Yarn at Stargazers Theatre (FREE) SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 3rd Annual Snow Ball featuring Woodshed Red at Stargazers Theatre (FREE)

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