Trails and Open Space Blog

  • Member Hike – Waldo Canyon

    By on May 30, 2019

    Join us for a hike to the edge of Waldo Canyon, from Rampart Range Road; led by Bob Falcone, aka Hiking Bob.  We will not be on the old trails in the canyon, since those are still under a closure order by the Forest Service. However, this will be a chance to see the effects of the fire. Occasionally, deer and bighorn sheep

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  • News May 29, 2019

    By on May 29, 2019

    News May 29, 2019 El Paso County Master Plan El Paso County is creating a new Master Plan and is requesting input from current residents. Our community has been experiencing rapid growth and shifting demographics. The new Master Plan will establish priorities, projects, and recommendations to help manage these trends and make El Paso County a more competitive place to live,

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  • Temporary Closure on Santa Fe Trail

    By on May 23, 2019

    The Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team is scheduled to conclude the Air Force Academy’s Class of 2019 graduation ceremony, May 30. As mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration, the Santa Fe Trail and roads under the show area will be closed during practice and graduation day performance. The Santa Fe Trail will be closed, from Tri-intersection Bridge to Parade

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  • News May 22, 2019

    By on May 23, 2019

    News May 22, 2019 Ultimate Guide for Trails in Colorado Colorado Department of Natural Resources has released a new app claiming to be the ultimate guide for Colorado trails. COTREX, short for Colorado Trail Explorer, is a comprehensive statewide trail map application containing 39,829 miles of trails, 2,350 trailheads and up-to-date information from 236 land managers across federal, state, city and

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  • Starlight Spectacular Celebrates 25 Years

    By on May 20, 2019

    Davies, Susan (2019, May 15). Starlight Spectacular celebrates 25 years. Cheyenne Edition, pp. 5.

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  • News May 15, 2019

    By on May 15, 2019

    News May 15, 2019 Trail Closures in Black Forest The El Paso County Parks Department will be working on forest restoration within Black Forest Regional Park, requiring periodic park and trail closures, May through July. The project will focus on removing dead trees, thinning and planting in the understory, and treating the area for noxious weed. Read more on our blog. Grant Funding

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  • Black Forest Trail Closures

    By on May 9, 2019

    Visitors Should Expect Trail Closures in Black Forest Regional Park,  May through July. El Paso County Parks will be doing forestry work in Black Forest Regional Park which will cause periodic closures of trails and park sections, May through July. Trails and sections will be closed for the safety of park visitors due to large equipment and tree felling operations.

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  • News May 8, 2019

    By on May 8, 2019

    News May 8, 2019 Parking Lot Repair at Red Rock Canyon Tue. May 7th – Thur. May 9th City staff will be working to repair the two dirt parking lots at the main entrance to Red Rock Canyon. Each day, one of the lots will remain open to accommodate cars while the other lot is closed for repair. Parking should still

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  • News May 1, 2019

    By on May 1, 2019

    News May 1, 2019 Ring the Peak Master Plan Draft We are proud to announce that after over a year of meeting with a variety of City officials, state agencies and the U.S. Forest Service a draft Ring the Peak Master Plan is now available; please click here to visit our website where you can view and comment on the plan. Our next

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  • “Best of the Springs” Winners

    By on April 29, 2019

    We know these are great, community-minded companies because they are all our partners. It’s nice to see them get the recognition they deserve! Congrats to all these readers chosen “Best of the Springs” winners: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Phelan Gardens Heuberger Subaru Criterium Bicyclces Old Town Bike Shop ENT Credit Union Picnic Basket Catering Wooglin’s Deli and Café Marigold Café

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