Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, North Slope Recreation Area
Nestled in the shadow of the summit of Pikes Peak is the North Slope Recreation Area, which consists of 2,267 acres of forest type lands and the North and South Catamount and Crystal Reservoirs. Recreational opportunities include bank fishing, non-gasoline powered boating, belly boating, mountain biking, picnicking, hiking and scenic enjoyment. These activities are regulated to assure relatively low environmental impact and minimal management requirements.
Accessible via the Pikes Peak Highway, these mountain lakes and recreation area are within a short drive from Colorado Springs. The Pikes Peak Highway entrance is conveniently located 15 minutes west of Colorado Springs on Highway 24. The beauty of being so close to the city is that you can spend your time enjoying the mountain instead of getting to the mountains.
The Pikes Peak North Slope Recreation Area is managed by the City of Colorado Springs in cooperation with the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service.
Enjoy fishing, boating, mountain biking, picnicking and hiking. Peak your interests today!