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  • News April 10, 2019

    By on April 10, 2019

    News April 10, 2019 Trail Closures The Pikes Peak Greenway Trail will be closed for maintenance from Legacy Loop Plaza to Popcycle Bridge starting Monday, April 8th. The maintenance project should be completed in about a week, depending on the weather. The Sesame Canyon Trail is off limits and is set for decommissioning this summer. Use of the trail is unauthorized

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  • Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training

    By on April 10, 2019

    The 2019 Crew Leader Training (CLT) has been scheduled and is open for applications. The 8th annual training will kick off with the initial weekend-long course Friday – Sunday, April 26th – 28th, 2019 at the Starsmore Discovery Center. The goal of the training is to certify and empower our dedicated local trail volunteers with the skills to help us all lead safe and effective volunteer trail and restoration projects at our home parks and

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  • Sesame Canyon Trail Closure

    By on April 9, 2019

    (The red line follows the Sesame Canyon Trail, until it connects with High Drive, near the tree symbol. The red line that starts from the black dot and travels southwest to the tree symbol, where the red line veers to the southeast, is actually High Drive. That segment of High Drive will remain open.) The Sesame Canyon Trail is 3.5

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  • Trip Line on Rock Island Trail

    By on April 9, 2019

    Update: According to Lt. Howard Black,  the case had been transferred to detectives and has been elevated to a Felony Investigation. The community is urged to be aware on the trails and report potential criminal behaviors by calling 719-444-7000. Two community leaders—a nationally-known artist and philanthropist, and the Executive Director of a local nonprofit—were injured this past week by a

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  • Rainbow Falls Work Day

    By on April 9, 2019

    Rainbow Falls Workday on Sunday, April 14 – 8:00am – 1:00pm Manitou CATS will be building a brand new trail and a set of 24 rock steps at Rainbow Falls. This is an exciting project for the new El Paso County park. We will meet at the Manitou free parking lot at 10 Old Man’s Trail and car pool to Rainbow

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  • Update on Cottonwood Trail at Academy

    By on April 4, 2019

    The wait is almost over. Work on the Cottonwood Creek Trail extension under Academy Boulevard will continue through April as crews finish the trail, staining of walls and installing safety railing.  All construction is weather and resource-dependent. The trail will remain closed until the project is complete. The Cottonwood Creek Trail under Academy is scheduled to open on May 1,

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  • Walk Ride Colorado

    By on April 3, 2019

    Looking for a way to find your new favorite trail? Check out WalkRideColorado.com, it is an incredible resource guide for beautiful recreational trails throughout Colorado. This site has great maps and trail descriptions of bike and walking paths in the Colorado Springs area. It provides general details about trails: start and end, length, paved or unpaved, points of interest and

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  • News April 3, 2019

    By on April 3, 2019

    News April 3, 2019 Trip Line on Rock Island Trail Two community leaders—a nationally-known artist and philanthropist, and the Executive Director of a local nonprofit—were injured this past week by a criminal act targeting cyclists. The perpetrator strung a taut line across a bridge on the Rock Island Trail, purposely to trap bicycle wheels. Both victims were flipped off their bikes

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  • News March 27, 2019

    By on March 27, 2019

    News March 27, 2019 Santa Fe Trail Closure Trail Closure Wed. March 27 – Wed. April 3 USAFA will be closing the New Santa Fe Trail at the Tri-Intersection Bridge. Maintenance is scheduled to take a week. After April 3rd work will continue in the area, but will be fenced off so the trail can be accessed. Read more on our blog.

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  • New Santa Fe Trail Closure

    By on March 26, 2019

    The US Air Force Academy will be closing the New Santa Fe Regional Trail at the Tri-Intersection Bridge on March 27th thru April 3rd to remove the conex boxes and re-establish the trail. If they complete the work early, they will remove all of the closure signage and reopen the trail. After April 3rd they will still be working on

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