Please note, only one guest per ticket request submission.
BBQ dinner at 5:30 PM (pre-register for both @ www.hpasprings.org/events). Please bring your own lawn chair. No charge for the dinner, which is optional. The quarry needs an accurate number for ordering food. Register online separately for the tour. Check-in begins at 6:00 for a maximum of 60 on the tour.
Directions/ Parking: Northwest Colorado Springs, Rockrimmon area. Go north on Centennial Boulevard past Vindicator Drive to the 4-way stop at Allegheny Drive and turn left. Follow Allegheny until you come to Pikeview Quarry Road. Bear to your left and proceed onto quarry land. Parking assistance will be provided from there.
The Pikeview Quarry opened in 1905 and has provided limestone for numerous downtown buildings, the Air Force Academy and I-25 along with providing gravel and concrete for local construction. We will learn about its history and its important role as a fire break during the Waldo Canyon fire in 2012. Reclamation plans are underway to develop it into a world class bike park and to turn over to the city.
Our attire for the evening should be long pants, long sleeves, and sturdy closed-toe shoes or hiking boots. Hiking poles are also suggested. Bring water and expect wind and dust.
For those who are interested, there will be ATVs to take people on a 30-minute loop ride through the quarry. The views of the city are beautiful from any vantage point. We may get lucky and see some of the herd of 65 bighorn sheep who live up at the top of the quarry.
Tour Guide: Jerry Schnabel (there may be a few others, TBD)
HPA Coordinator: Carol Beans Disabled Access: All areas may not be accessible.
Restrooms: Available at the Scale House