Trails and Open Space Blog

  • Rattlesnakes 101

    By on June 7, 2017

    From our Partners at Friends of Ute Valley Park. It’s late Spring, and in Ute Valley Park, the rattlesnakes are out and about. Of the three poisonous snakes in Colorado, the ones who inhabit UVP are the Prairie Rattlers. These are the least aggressive of the rattlesnakes in Colorado, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t dangerous. Because of their

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  • Black Forest Clean Sweep Event

    By on June 7, 2017

    El Paso County, along with the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado is hosting a Clean Sweep Event for Household Hazardous Waste Saturday, June 10, 2017 8 am – 1 pm  at the El Paso County Black Forest Equestrian Lot at the corner of Milam and Shoup Road, C.S., 80908 Registration and the event is free of charge    

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  • BioBlitz at Blodgett Peak Open Space

    By on June 7, 2017

    Calendar Event Date: Fri. June 16th, 2017 – 03:00pm to Sat. June 17th, 2017 – 02:30pm Blodgett Peak Open Space 3898 West Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 EVER HEAR OF A BIOBLITZ? A BioBlitz, also written without capitals as bioblitz, is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated

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  • Scott Lauther Memorial Donation

    By on May 31, 2017

    Friends and family of Scott Lauther donated more than $20,000 for the creation of a beautiful new entryway to the Section 16 trail head at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.  May 19th the family held a dedication, with nearly 80 people attending to pay their respects and celebrate a life well lived. Scott Lauther loved trails, and Section 16 most

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  • Everybody bikes, or can

    By on May 31, 2017

    Everybody bikes, or can  Bike Guide Guest Blog by Carrie Simison @CarrieSimison Carrie Simison is the Publisher of the Colorado Springs Independent and a member of our Board of Director’s. The Indy had a special Bike insert last week that included this column. We think it’s worth your time. The Trails and Open Space Coalition supports cyclists as we do hikers and

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  • Concert in the Park with Alicia Archibald

    By on May 31, 2017

      Free Summer Concert in the Park with Alicia Archibald and Friends Saturday, June 10th from 6 pm – 8 pm Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the summer night Join the Friends of Homestead Ranch Homestead Ranch Regional Park 16444 Gollihar Road Peyton, CO 80831 For more information about this FREE concert, please contact dananordstrom@elpasoco.com or call

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  • ROLL Bicycle Art Festival – June 9 & 10

    By on May 31, 2017

    Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort, 2 El Paso Blvd (near Manitou Springs) Celebrating The Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort’s 1 Year Anniversary & Opening of the 13th Annual ROLL Bicycle Art Festival! June 9:  5-8pm Opening Night Performing Opening Night at Roll Friday: The Charlie Milo Band View talented bicycle-themed artworks from around the world inspired by vintage era bikes and the

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  • Wildflower Walk

    By on May 31, 2017

    Please join THE FRIENDS OF MONUMENT VALLEY PARK on our WILDFLOWER WALK Led by Carey Harrington, Colorado Native Plant Master Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 Walk begins promptly at 10:00 AM (Walk will be about 1 1/2 to 2 hours) Meet at the West Fontanero Street parking lot – of Monument Valley Park Free and Open to Everyone! Bring: water, sturdy

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  • Hike with Commissioner VanderWerf

    By on May 31, 2017

    Hike with Commissioner VanderWerf at Bear Creek Nature Center on Saturday, June 3. Celebrate National Trails Day by walking the beautiful Song Bird Nature Trail with Commissioner Stan VanderWerf. Meet other outdoor enthusiasts and listen to the birds, enjoy the great outdoors and hike with your District 3 Commissioner. Location:245 Bear Creek Road, C.S. 80906 Time: June 3, 10:30 am

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  • Join Mayor John Suthers on a Bike Ride

    By on May 31, 2017

    Sat. June 03rd, 2017 – 08:00am Join Mayor John Suthers Saturday, June 3 for a 4-mile community bike ride to celebrate Bike Month! Register to Ride Mayor’s Ride Waiver Start: Pikes Peak Greenway trailhead at University Village Colorado shopping center at 5246 N. Nevada Ave. (Please park in designated areas between Stein Mart and Christy Sports) Visit here for a detailed map. Ride Departs: 8

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