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To commemorate the completion of the 2023 Improvement project, the third in a series of six Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) posters is now available for sale at All proceeds go directly to the City of Colorado Springs' TOPS program to acquire, protect, and preserve our parks and open spaces. Learn more at Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) | Colorado Springs.


Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services

Key Dates

February 6, 2023

Work begins

Fall 2023

Project expected to complete


About the project

In compliance with the 2013 Red Rock Canyon Open Space Master plan, and with funding from the Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) sales tax program, the city’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department will be working in Red Rock Canyon Open Space to address sustainability issues on several popular trails. This work is being done to address damage to existing trail, re-route unsustainable trail which cannot be improved within existing trail corridor, and improve safety and user experience while maintaining the overall character of the trails.

Many popular and heavily utilized trail features have been identified, and park staff have worked to preserve these features where it is possible while creating sustainable trails. Some features may not be preserved due to the unsustainable nature of the trail they are located on. In these cases, other features and recreational opportunities have been identified and incorporated to maintain the existing character of the trail.


TOPS Working Committee Presentation

Project included:

Project Contacts

David Deitemeyer, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services