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  • Re-Imagine Waldo Canyon

    By on September 26, 2018

    The Waldo Canyon planning process is about to begin, a little over six years after fire damaged most of the forest and a good portion of the trail. A new website provides links to the public survey and upcoming public meetings: http://waldocanyonplanning.com Before the devastating fire, the Waldo Canyon Trail was one of the most popular Forest Service trails in

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  • Bicycle Friendly Driver Class

    By on September 26, 2018

    Bike Colorado Springs is excited to be partnering with our statewide bicycle advocacy organization, Bicycle Colorado, to bring the Bicycle Friendly Driver class to Colorado Springs. The first class is Thursday, October 11.  6:00p-7:30p at the COS Sustainacenter, 704 E. Boulder Street, 80903.  Google map link: https://goo.gl/maps/PnFQQ8uyaB52. Seating is limited to 25, so register early at: https://goo.gl/forms/TrzFveScwMiLHpZe2 More info can be found

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  • Motorless Morning

    By on September 26, 2018

    Join us Oct. 7 for Motorless Morning in Garden of the Gods Park! All normal park rules and regulations will apply, but from 5 a.m.-noon, visitors can roam the park in a vehicle-free environment. Everyone is welcome to join this fun, free event that provides a truly unique way to experience this amazing city park. For more details, including information

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  • 2018 Member Celebration!

    By on September 19, 2018

    Trails and Open Space Coalition donors, members, partners, staff and board gathered at the Harvey House on the Catalyst Campus to share an evening of fun and fellowship. Guests enjoyed delicious appetizers and adult beverages, while chatting with friends and our partners about the latest in trails and parks news.

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  • Creek Week is coming!

    By on September 17, 2018

    The 5th Annual Creek Week regional cleanup will be held September 29 through October 7. Make some memories and make a difference! 3,000 Fountain Creek Watershed residents will come together from Saturday, Sept. 29th – Sunday, Oct. 7th from Monument to Pueblo, and everywhere in between to clean our watershed! Find cleanups and sign up at this link.

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  • Waldo Waldo 5k – 2018 Grand Finale

    By on September 10, 2018

    Join us for the Waldo Waldo 5K Grand Finale in downtown Colorado Springs OCTOBER 20, 2018!  It’ll all be happening at the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. from 8a-2p. 2018 is the final year of the Waldo costume theme! If you have friends and family who have “always wanted to do it” let them know it’s now

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  • Pineries Open Space Preview

    By on September 10, 2018

    Preview A New Open Space on Friday, October 5, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Join El Paso County Parks and the Trails and Open Space Coalition for a guided preview hike through the Pineries Open Space. Although this park is not open to the public, you can join us for this special hike to learn the history and preview one

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  • Rainbow Falls History and Geology Walk

    By on September 10, 2018

    Rainbow Falls History Walk:  Did you know the Civilian Conservation Corps built the bridge over Rainbow falls in the 1930s during the Great Depression? Come and discover the rich history of the Rainbow Falls Historic Area on September 15, 10a-11a. Rainbow Falls Geology Walk:  Join Professor Mark Izold, Pikes Peak Community College Geology, and discover the rich geologic history of

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  • Midland Trail Closure

    By on September 4, 2018

    The Midland Trail will be closed through Spring 2019 from Beckers Lane to Columbia Road for construction.  The signed detour route 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. (Updated Sept 2018 to reflect longer closure than originally anticipated).

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  • Lake Moraine Trail complete

    By on August 29, 2018

    The Lake Moraine Trail is now OPEN! A few days ahead of schedule and on budget, Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates is proud to announce that the long-awaited Lake Moraine Trail (aka the Missing Link) is now open for your riding (or hiking) adventures. Here’s a link to an online map of the trail: https://www.trailforks.com/trails/lake-moraine/ Over 20+ years in the making, this

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