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THE PIKES PEAK Region

Our goal with this community website is to provide helpful information to both locals and visitors who want to get outside and enjoy recreational activities in our region. We designed it to be a hub for all things outdoors in the area with contributions from many outdoor partners. We want this to be a valuable resource that you’ll come back to time after time.

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Kids Summer Sports Camp

08-09-2024

Presented by SoccerHaus Sports & Events Center at SoccerHaus Sports & Events Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 15 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 16 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 05 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

School is finally out and the kids are itching to get out of the house!

Sign them up for our SoccerHAUS Summer Camp!

SoccerHAUS SUMMER YOUTH SPORTS...

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School is finally out and the kids are itching to get out of the house!

Sign them up for our SoccerHAUS Summer Camp!

SoccerHAUS SUMMER YOUTH SPORTS CAMPS - Ages 5 -13

 

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Pedal Party

08-29-2024

Presented by UpaDowna at Various Locations in Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 01 @ 6:00 pm + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 08 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Event Details:

This Summer, weekly rides will take place every Thursday from 6-7:30pm at rotating locations across Colorado Springs including...

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Event Details:

This Summer, weekly rides will take place every Thursday from 6-7:30pm at rotating locations across Colorado Springs including Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort, Red Leg Brewing Company, Kinship Landing, and Goat Patch Brewing Company.

Check out the schedule below for more details.

Rides will occur on pavement and light gravel trails and will range from 6-8 miles roundtrip.

All rides are 'no drop rides' meaning no rider will be left behind!

Safety first - helmets are required on all rides.

No helmet? UpaDowna will provide you with a loaner!

The more you ride, the more chances you'll get to win our awesome end-of-season giveaway:

Cruiser Bike and a Custom Bike Fitting Session provided by Bike Clinic Too
Arc'Teryx Gear (up to $300 in value!)

UpaDowna Season Pass riders will get to enjoy a post-ride refreshment with drink specials from participating locations as an ode to our original motto, "Up a Mountain, Down a Beer!"

Need a Bike?: UpaDowna riders can receive a special discounted rental rate for electric-assist and acoustic bikes!

E-assist bikes are available by Pike Ride and Criterium Bicycles for rides starting at Red Leg Brewing Company, Kinship Landing, and Goat Patch Brewing.

Acoustic (non-electric) bikes are available for rides taking place at Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort.

There are a limited amount of rental bikes available per ride.

Please select a Rental Bike ticket per week.

About Pedal Party: UpaDowna’s Pedal Party was created to provide an opportunity for cyclists of all ages and abilities to ride together in a safe and fun environment while teaching the basics of bicycling safety, etiquette, and rules of the road.

In alignment with the mission of the Summit Series Programs, Pedal Party was designed to empower individuals to reach new goals for their health and wellness and to challenge their comfort zone while also find camaraderie among the community.

* Special T-Shirt Giveaway to the First 20 Participants to Register*: The first 20 participants to register AND make a $15 donation, will receive a special edition Pedal Party t-shirt.

Must register by the end of the first ride on June 6 (unless sold out prior to).

T-shirts will be distributed in-person on the 3rd week of Pedal Party. Limited to 1 per participant.

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Rocky Mountain State Games

07-21-2024

Presented by Colorado Springs Sports Corporation at Various Locations, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 19 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jul 20 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jul 21 @ 12:00 am

It's a unique event that caters to a wide range of athletes, encompassing all ages and athletic abilities, including categories for those with...

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It's a unique event that caters to a wide range of athletes, encompassing all ages and athletic abilities, including categories for those with physical disabilities, visual impairments, and intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Highlights of the Event:

Inclusive Sports Competition:

Features a diverse range of sports accommodating all skill levels.
Encourages participation from athletes with various abilities, making it a truly inclusive event.

Olympic-Style Format:

Part of the State Games of America.
Competitions for State Games medal winners (gold, silver, and bronze) from across the nation.
Over 30 states participate, providing a competitive and prestigious atmosphere.

Registration and Participation:

Athletes are encouraged to register for their chosen sports.
The event aims to foster a spirit of competition and camaraderie among participants.

Additional Information:

The event promotes not only sportsmanship but also inclusivity, offering a platform for athletes from various backgrounds to showcase their talents.
It’s an excellent opportunity for athletes to experience a high level of competition in a supportive and encouraging environment.

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Ivywild Garden Art Toure 2024 - IGATE Again!

07-20-2024

Presented by Ivywild Improvement Society at Millibo Art Theatre, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am

Come stroll through the historic Ivywild neighborhood for the third IGATE (Ivywild Garden Art Toure).

See original works hung on fences, carved into...

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Come stroll through the historic Ivywild neighborhood for the third IGATE (Ivywild Garden Art Toure).

See original works hung on fences, carved into trees, nestled among colorfully blooming garden beds, and sprinkled in ponds as you explore each artistic gardener's unique vision. Commune with urban bee hives, a school of koi, Master Gardeners and en plein air artists.

Start at the Millibo Art Theatre to get a wristband and map to the gardens. While there, enjoy the theatre's garden and mini garden art mart.

Funds raised by this event will support future neighborhood public art projects spearheaded by the Ivywild Improvement Society.

 

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CFAM Summer Farmers Market

10-12-2024

Presented by Colorado Farm and Art Market at The Margarita at Pine Creek, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am + 10 more dates and times

Sat, Aug 10 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 17 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 05 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 12 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Nestled in a picturesque setting, the Saturday Market at Margarita offers a delightful blend of natural beauty and vibrant community...

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Nestled in a picturesque setting, the Saturday Market at Margarita offers a delightful blend of natural beauty and vibrant community spirit.

Surrounded by lush greenery and scenic landscapes, the market is a haven for those seeking a serene yet lively atmosphere. Visitors can stroll through charming stalls set against the backdrop of rolling hills and clear skies, enjoying the fresh air and the scent of blooming flowers.

The ambiance is further enhanced by the gentle sounds of live acoustic music and the laughter of families and friends gathering to celebrate the local bounty.

Whether you're browsing for fresh produce, savoring artisanal treats, or simply taking in the beautiful surroundings, the Saturday Market at Margarita provides a refreshing escape into nature's embrace.

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Rocky Mountain 5K

07-27-2024

Presented by Colorado Springs Sports Corporation at America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am

NEW LOCATION! This is an out and back mostly flat 5K run/walk that will start at America the Beautiful Park and then heads north on the Pikes Peak...

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NEW LOCATION! This is an out and back mostly flat 5K run/walk that will start at America the Beautiful Park and then heads north on the Pikes Peak Greenway trail for 1.55 miles until the turn-around.

  • Each participant will receive a free pair of socks, a Lulu Lemon Swag Bag and a FREE Downtown Summer Fest Beer/Drink Coupon!
  • The top three male and female competitors in each division will bring home the gold, silver, or bronze medals.
  • Award Ceremony will be held near the DJ in Vendor Village with top 3 overall starting at 10:00 a.m. and then Division winners starting shortly after.
  • Kids 12 and under can participate in the FREE Sasquatch Shuffle 1K at 9:00 a.m. and receive a finisher ribbon.
  • Youth Scholarship are available for kids 19 under who want to participate in the 5K.
  • Dogs welcome! Furry Friends receive a dog bandana.

 The Rocky Mountain 5K will be giving back to families through the YMCA’s life changing programs and supporting CSSC’s Rocky Mountain State Games initiatives to provide sport opportunities for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities.

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Tags:   Outdoors

Kids Summer Sports Camp

08-09-2024

Presented by SoccerHaus Sports & Events Center at SoccerHaus Sports & Events Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 15 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 16 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 05 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

School is finally out and the kids are itching to get out of the house!

Sign them up for our SoccerHAUS Summer Camp!

SoccerHAUS SUMMER YOUTH SPORTS...

[more+]

School is finally out and the kids are itching to get out of the house!

Sign them up for our SoccerHAUS Summer Camp!

SoccerHAUS SUMMER YOUTH SPORTS CAMPS - Ages 5 -13

 

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Tags:   Outdoors

Pedal Party

08-29-2024

Presented by UpaDowna at Various Locations in Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 01 @ 6:00 pm + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 08 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Event Details:

This Summer, weekly rides will take place every Thursday from 6-7:30pm at rotating locations across Colorado Springs including...

[more+]

Event Details:

This Summer, weekly rides will take place every Thursday from 6-7:30pm at rotating locations across Colorado Springs including Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort, Red Leg Brewing Company, Kinship Landing, and Goat Patch Brewing Company.

Check out the schedule below for more details.

Rides will occur on pavement and light gravel trails and will range from 6-8 miles roundtrip.

All rides are 'no drop rides' meaning no rider will be left behind!

Safety first - helmets are required on all rides.

No helmet? UpaDowna will provide you with a loaner!

The more you ride, the more chances you'll get to win our awesome end-of-season giveaway:

Cruiser Bike and a Custom Bike Fitting Session provided by Bike Clinic Too
Arc'Teryx Gear (up to $300 in value!)

UpaDowna Season Pass riders will get to enjoy a post-ride refreshment with drink specials from participating locations as an ode to our original motto, "Up a Mountain, Down a Beer!"

Need a Bike?: UpaDowna riders can receive a special discounted rental rate for electric-assist and acoustic bikes!

E-assist bikes are available by Pike Ride and Criterium Bicycles for rides starting at Red Leg Brewing Company, Kinship Landing, and Goat Patch Brewing.

Acoustic (non-electric) bikes are available for rides taking place at Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort.

There are a limited amount of rental bikes available per ride.

Please select a Rental Bike ticket per week.

About Pedal Party: UpaDowna’s Pedal Party was created to provide an opportunity for cyclists of all ages and abilities to ride together in a safe and fun environment while teaching the basics of bicycling safety, etiquette, and rules of the road.

In alignment with the mission of the Summit Series Programs, Pedal Party was designed to empower individuals to reach new goals for their health and wellness and to challenge their comfort zone while also find camaraderie among the community.

* Special T-Shirt Giveaway to the First 20 Participants to Register*: The first 20 participants to register AND make a $15 donation, will receive a special edition Pedal Party t-shirt.

Must register by the end of the first ride on June 6 (unless sold out prior to).

T-shirts will be distributed in-person on the 3rd week of Pedal Party. Limited to 1 per participant.

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Tags:   Outdoors

Rocky Mountain State Games

07-21-2024

Presented by Colorado Springs Sports Corporation at Various Locations, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 19 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jul 20 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jul 21 @ 12:00 am

It's a unique event that caters to a wide range of athletes, encompassing all ages and athletic abilities, including categories for those with...

[more+]

It's a unique event that caters to a wide range of athletes, encompassing all ages and athletic abilities, including categories for those with physical disabilities, visual impairments, and intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Highlights of the Event:

Inclusive Sports Competition:

Features a diverse range of sports accommodating all skill levels.
Encourages participation from athletes with various abilities, making it a truly inclusive event.

Olympic-Style Format:

Part of the State Games of America.
Competitions for State Games medal winners (gold, silver, and bronze) from across the nation.
Over 30 states participate, providing a competitive and prestigious atmosphere.

Registration and Participation:

Athletes are encouraged to register for their chosen sports.
The event aims to foster a spirit of competition and camaraderie among participants.

Additional Information:

The event promotes not only sportsmanship but also inclusivity, offering a platform for athletes from various backgrounds to showcase their talents.
It’s an excellent opportunity for athletes to experience a high level of competition in a supportive and encouraging environment.

[less-]
Tags:  Outdoors

Ivywild Garden Art Toure 2024 - IGATE Again!

07-20-2024

Presented by Ivywild Improvement Society at Millibo Art Theatre, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am

Come stroll through the historic Ivywild neighborhood for the third IGATE (Ivywild Garden Art Toure).

See original works hung on fences, carved into...

[more+]

Come stroll through the historic Ivywild neighborhood for the third IGATE (Ivywild Garden Art Toure).

See original works hung on fences, carved into trees, nestled among colorfully blooming garden beds, and sprinkled in ponds as you explore each artistic gardener's unique vision. Commune with urban bee hives, a school of koi, Master Gardeners and en plein air artists.

Start at the Millibo Art Theatre to get a wristband and map to the gardens. While there, enjoy the theatre's garden and mini garden art mart.

Funds raised by this event will support future neighborhood public art projects spearheaded by the Ivywild Improvement Society.

 

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Tags:  Outdoors

CFAM Summer Farmers Market

10-12-2024

Presented by Colorado Farm and Art Market at The Margarita at Pine Creek, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am + 10 more dates and times

Sat, Aug 10 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 17 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 05 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 12 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Nestled in a picturesque setting, the Saturday Market at Margarita offers a delightful blend of natural beauty and vibrant community...

[more+]

Nestled in a picturesque setting, the Saturday Market at Margarita offers a delightful blend of natural beauty and vibrant community spirit.

Surrounded by lush greenery and scenic landscapes, the market is a haven for those seeking a serene yet lively atmosphere. Visitors can stroll through charming stalls set against the backdrop of rolling hills and clear skies, enjoying the fresh air and the scent of blooming flowers.

The ambiance is further enhanced by the gentle sounds of live acoustic music and the laughter of families and friends gathering to celebrate the local bounty.

Whether you're browsing for fresh produce, savoring artisanal treats, or simply taking in the beautiful surroundings, the Saturday Market at Margarita provides a refreshing escape into nature's embrace.

[less-]
Tags:   Outdoors

Rocky Mountain 5K

07-27-2024

Presented by Colorado Springs Sports Corporation at America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am

NEW LOCATION! This is an out and back mostly flat 5K run/walk that will start at America the Beautiful Park and then heads north on the Pikes Peak...

[more+]

NEW LOCATION! This is an out and back mostly flat 5K run/walk that will start at America the Beautiful Park and then heads north on the Pikes Peak Greenway trail for 1.55 miles until the turn-around.

  • Each participant will receive a free pair of socks, a Lulu Lemon Swag Bag and a FREE Downtown Summer Fest Beer/Drink Coupon!
  • The top three male and female competitors in each division will bring home the gold, silver, or bronze medals.
  • Award Ceremony will be held near the DJ in Vendor Village with top 3 overall starting at 10:00 a.m. and then Division winners starting shortly after.
  • Kids 12 and under can participate in the FREE Sasquatch Shuffle 1K at 9:00 a.m. and receive a finisher ribbon.
  • Youth Scholarship are available for kids 19 under who want to participate in the 5K.
  • Dogs welcome! Furry Friends receive a dog bandana.

 The Rocky Mountain 5K will be giving back to families through the YMCA’s life changing programs and supporting CSSC’s Rocky Mountain State Games initiatives to provide sport opportunities for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities.

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Tags:   Outdoors

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