Manitou CATS Projects

 Manitou  CATS 2019 Projects

Manitou CATS is an all volunteer group who work  with Manitou Springs, El Paso County  and Colorado Springs on mountain trails, parks and natural habitat in our area.  This year we have two big projects.  In the spring we will build a 25 rock steps and new trail in El Paso County’s new Rainbow Falls Park.  In the fall we will build a 700 trail around the wicked FEMA steps on the Intemann Trail in Manitou.

This website’s also host articles, announcements and sign ups for the Manitou Springs Collaborative  and Manitou  Community Art Projects.(see menu above).

How  You  Can Participate In Our Volunteer  DaysIMG_0002

Generally our workdays will be the second Sunday of the month.  Workdays will start in April through October.  We usually meet at  7:55 AM at the work site parking lot  or at the  Manitou Free Parking Lot at  10 Old Man’s Trail.  We will car pool from there to the project site and work until about 1:00 PM.  Then it is off to a local tavern for a free friendly beer or beverage of your choice. Presently the date for 2018  are  May 13,  June  10,  July  8,  August  12,  September  9,  October 14. We have plenty of tools and trained crew leaders to help you learn the craft of mountain trail building.  There are may jobs on a workday so you can always find work that is more or less strenuous.   We need you to register for the workdays so we know how many tools and crew leaders to bring.  However, you may also just show up on the day.

PS:  Remember to bring: gloves, working shoes, liter of water, sun screen, clothing layers and whatever you need for a day Multiracial Hands Surrounding the Earth Globeoutdoors in Colorado.  Open to  16 years and up. [Children over 15  can come with a parent.]

See dates and volunteer registration links to the right.


Who is (What is) Manitou  Cats 

Starting in 2014 we Manitoids (residents and lovers of Manitou)  are  taking responsibility for developing and maintaining the trails, parks   and open spaces we all use. We need to give back to this wonderful land and nature.  It is up to our community to protect and sustain the beauty around us for future generations. So we have created MANITOU SPRINGS TRAIL CATS  (originally called Coalition of Addicted  Trail-builderS  or  Manitou CATS for short) to develop a pool of  people who are willing to help.  Basically we are a friends group for Manitou (or close to Manitou) trails and public land.  We are focused on creating enjoyable, safe and worthwhile outdoor stewardship projects for volunteers.

 Contact us at:   or  719-321-5354


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