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South Slope Recreation Area 2017 Registration Opens

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Calendar Event Date: 
Mon. May 01st, 2017 -
08:00am to 05:00pm
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Administration 1401 Recreation Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80905


Experience a high altitude outdoor experience this summer on the south slope of Pikes Peak!    

Days and hours of operation are every Thursday–Sunday (including Memorial Day and Labor Day), 7:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Ideally South Slope OPENS the Thursday prior to Memorial Day weekend through October 1, 2017.

Use if the area is by permit only!  There is limited parking and no access to the area will be allowed without pre-registering, permits are not available on-site. There are a limited number of vehicles and users allowed each day to this secluded, high altitude recreation area.  Fee is $15 per vehicle, up to eight persons per vehicle.

Important: No commercial recreational activities are allowed at South Slope, i.e. no fee-based guided trips are allowed.

  • Registration for permits for Memorial Day weekend through the end of June will begin May 1; 12:01 a.m.  South Slope will be open Monday, Memorial Day.
  • Registrations for the month of July will begin June 1; 12:01 a.m.  No registrations /permits will be taken/issued for Saturday, July 8 or Sunday, July 9, due to a scheduled construction projects.
  • Registrations for the month of August will begin July 1; 12:01 a.m. 
  • Registrations for the month of September & October 1 will begin August 1; 12:01 a.m.  South Slope will be open Monday, Labor Day.

Registration 2017 Activity Number Cheat Sheet

Permits may be obtained online using the above button or by visiting the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Administrative office at 1401 Recreation Way in Colorado Springs, Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m.-5:00  p.m.  Permit applications must be made by 1:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the weekend of desired use.  Permits are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

If a day is booked full, there will be a waiting list in the order of when the registration was made. If the opening of the area is delayed due to weather or other conditions, or, if other days are cancelled due to severe weather or hazardous conditions, full refunds will be given.