Trail CATS of Pikes Peak

We started as “Manitou” Trail 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 ” (the Algonquin language). Nature’s beauty is a reminder of our spiritual mindfulness.     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.

We are 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 are open to citizens who just want to learn and help.   Thanks.

Trail CATS 2022 Projects

This year we are focused on bring sustainable balance between protecting the natural environment and creating easy/safe  opportunities to people to get outside, exercise and connect to nature.  We are working to help with the urban/wild-land interface of El Paso County, Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs.

Workdays are 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (beer/beverage  to follow each workday)

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. See dates and volunteer registration links to the right.

 Contact us at:   or  719-321-5354


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