Trail CATS of Pikes Peak

We started as “Manitou”  CATS

Starting in 2014  trail users and nature lovers around the Pikes Peak region  started  taking responsibility for developing and maintaining the trails, parks   and open spaces we all use.  The word “Manitou”  means “Great Spirit ” (Algonquin language).   Nature is a path available to all  to find balance, connection and joy.  Trails protect nature from human over use.  It is up to our community to protect and sustain the beauty around us for future generations.  Now we are Pikes Peak Trail CATS because we help out with Colorado Springs and El Paso County

We are also focused on creating enjoyable, safe and worthwhile outdoor stewardship projects for volunteers.  We are mostly trained crew leaders or experienced trail builders who just enjoy working on trails.  But we need citizen volunteers to get projects done.

PPT CATS 2023 Project: Mustang Way

This year are collaborating with Manitou Springs School District 14 to build a much needed trail connecting the High School with the Intemann Trail and Pikes Peak trail network.  Working with adults and students, we are building the 1130 foot trail to be safe, sustainable and beautiful for hiking, biking, and nature-walking.     We are focused on bring sustainable balance for protecting the natural environment and creating opportunities for people to get outside, exercise and connect to nature.

Workdays are 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. We meet at the Manitou High School

PS:  Bring with you : gloves, working shoes, lots of water, sun screen, clothing layers,  lunch, and whatever you need for a day outdoors in Colorado.
See dates and volunteer registration links to the right.

Multiracial Hands Surrounding the Earth Globe

 Contact us at:   or  719-321-5354


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