What's new at Red Rock Canyon

  • Iron Mountain Volunteer Trail Building Days


    Iron Mountain Trail

    We are building the mountain trail connection between Manitou Springs and Red Rock Canyon Open Space.
    The work is moderately hard as we are building 36 inch tread into a steep hillside.  The preregistration is limited to 50 people (16 yrs. and older) per day, so please sign up early and save your space. We will have plenty of tools and trained crew leaders to help you learn the craft of mountain trail building. If you would like to help out in a less strenuous way, please call or email because we do also need help with planning and logistics. A party at a Manitou establishment will follow each workday. An email with additional information will be sent as the work day approaches. Iron Mountain Volunteer Trail Building is sponsored by Manitou Springs Trail Cats. See www.manitoucats.com for more information.

     

    Repairing Waldo at The Flying W Ranch

    A letter to FoRRC:

    The Flying W Ranch as well as 346 homes were destroyed during the wildfire events that transpired in 2012. Since that time, the Flying W Ranch has been working diligently with local and federal authorities and hundreds of volunteers in order to protect our municipal water supply and to re-vegetate the Waldo Canyon Burn area by installing log erosion barrier structures and seeding/mulching the hill slopes and plains. We would love the opportunity to enlist your volunteers to join us for one of our many volunteer events coming up this spring, summer and fall.

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    Join Friends of Red Rock Canyon's Board!

    There are several slots available on the Friends of Red Rock Canyon board as some members have moved on to other endeavors. If you are passionate about our park and interested in contributing on the board, please join us at our next meeting:

    The next Board of Directors meeting will take place Monday, May 12 at the West Community Center  (17th Street and Bijou St.)  at 6:30 PM.

    Many thanks to Karl Klepfer for his time as president of FoRRC. We wish him luck!

Upcoming Events

  • Annual FoRRC Membership Meeting May 12

    The Board of Directors has postponed the Annual Meeting to Monday, May 12 at the West Community Center  (17th Street and Bijou St.)  at 6:30 PM.  This shift will allow for a Red Rock Rag newsletter to come out with the whole of the summer programs of  education and trail building.  We will also have a better idea of what the City’s plans are for Red Rock Canyon.   

    At the meeting we will elect new officers and set priorities for the coming year.  If you would like to nominate someone for the Board of Directors or if you have questions or concerns for the Annual Membership Meeting email us or call acting president,  Shanti Toll at 719-321-5354.

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  • Intemann Trail Workday

    The Intemann Trail Committee is having a work day on the Intemann Trail connection to the Iron Mountain Trail. You can volunteer via e-mail (itc@intemanntrail.com ) or phone: 473-4143

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  • Iron Mountain Trail Volunteer Day

    Sponsored by Manitou Springs Trail Cats
    We are building the mountain connection of Manitou Springs and Red Rock Canyon Open Space.
    The work is moderately hard, as we are building 36 inch tread into a steep hillside.   If you would like to help out in a less strenuous way, please call or email because we do need help with planning and logistics.   The preregistration is limited to 50 people (16 yrs. and older) per day, so please sign up early and save your space.   We will have plenty of tools and trained crew leaders to help you learn the craft of mountain trail building. A party at a Manitou bar will follow the workday.

    An email with additional information will be sent prior to the event.

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