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  • 2019 Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training

    By on April 29, 2019

    The 2019 Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training was a success.  The immersive hands-on training took place over the weekend of April 26th through April 28th at the Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center in North Cheyenne Canon Park. There were 25 participants who completed the training.   Participants represented local Friends Groups, nonprofit organizations, National Forest Service, BLM, City of Colorado

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  • Ring the Peak Draft Master Plan

    By on April 25, 2019

    It is with great pleasure that the Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC) publish this draft report entitled Ring the Peak Master Plan. This report is the culmination of over two years of public, stakeholder and personal meetings designed to arrive at consensus on completing the iconic Ring the Peak Trail. Click on the image below to go to the

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  • News April 24, 2019

    By on April 24, 2019

    News April 24, 2019 Cottonwood Creek Trail Connectivity It’s time for trail-users to celebrate! The Academy Bridge Rehabilitation Project is almost complete. The aging, substandard bridge, on North Academy, has been replaced bringing the structure up to modern safety standards, while also providing an important new trail connection. On May 1st, the Cottonwood Creek Trail will finally link up to the Pikes Peak

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  • Sinton Trail Closure

    By on April 24, 2019

    The Colorado Department of Transportation in cooperation with American Civil Constructors will begin working on the South Douglas Creek box culvert which passes under I-25. The Sinton Trail leading into and out of the box culvert under I-25 will be closed from April 14th through approximately September 10th. For more information you can call the project information line at 719-301-7279,

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  • Lake Pueblo State Park Management Plans

    By on April 24, 2019

    After years of inventories, assessments and analysis, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) staff has built this plan as a guide to create and manage a sustainable designated trail system which respects the park’s natural and cultural resources. Lake Pueblo State Park is made up of federal and state property. The natural surface trails in the park have developed over the years from

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  • 2019 City Nature Challenge

    By on April 24, 2019

    Be a part of the 2019 City Nature Challenge! We need as many citizen scientists as possible to document all the flora and fauna we have in the region; that includes regional parks, open spaces, city parks and even your own backyard. Just download the free iNaturalist app and collect pictures and info of all the nature (wildlife, birds, plants

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  • Cottonwood Creek Trail Connectivity

    By on April 23, 2019

    The Academy Bridge Rehabilitation Project is almost complete. The aging, substandard bridge on North Academy Boulevard has been replaced, bringing the structure up to modern safety standards, while also producing an important new addition to the Cottonwood Creek Trail. This long-awaited project will create an incredible new trail connection between the area south of Briargate and Southeast Colorado Springs. On

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  • Cottonwood Creek Trail Closure

    By on April 23, 2019

      IMPORTANT UPDATE ON THE COTTONWOOD CREEK TRAIL! Many trail-users are reporting great news that the new stretch of Cottonwood Creek Trail west of Academy Boulevard is finished and open. We checked with the City of Colorado Springs, and that is not quite true. The old trail is reopened from the Dublin spur west to Academy Boulevard, and trail-users now

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  • News April 17, 2019

    By on April 17, 2019

    News April 17, 2019 Re-Imagine Waldo Canyon Community Workshop Wed. April 17, 6:00 – 8:30 pm Westside Community Center Gym 1628 W Bijou St Come be a part of the planning workshop for Waldo Canyon. This meeting will focus on trails and access points, among other important topics. Lets re-imagine Waldo Canyon together! Visit waldocanyonplanning.com for more info. Trail Update A community member asked the Trails

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