I am sure many of you saw the photography on the front page of the Gazette on 7/23/14. Just know that not only is it illegal per city ordinance to climb higher that 10 feet on the rocks as the person did to jump into the water, it is also unsafe & dangerous. You do not know what is under the water.
The person could have easily been killed by jumping into shallow water or on to a rock just under the surface.
Please DO NOT swim in any of the ponds at Red Rock Canyon as it is illegal to do so.
President, Friends of Red Rock Canyon
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.
Check out these two excellent articles in The Woodmen Edition : “Those Red Rocks are Full of History” and “Volunteers Building Trail to Connect Section 16 with Manitou.”