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Two days left to help build Manitou Springs’ Iron Mountain Trail

Published: July 9, 2014, 10:27 am, by Matt Steiner
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Iron Mountain in Manitou Springs before the McGee house was removed. (The Gazette file photo)

There will be two more volunteer days in the next two weeks to help complete the 3,000-foot-long Iron Mountain Trail to the mountain’s summit in Manitou Springs.

Upcoming trail-building days on Sunday and again on July 27 will round out a series of five volunteer events that began May 31.

The Iron Mountain Trail will help connect the two halves of the Paul Intenmann Memorial Nature Trail that has been separated by a gap of about a mile for decades.

Once Iron Mountain Trail is complete, hikers and cyclists will be able to begin traveling on Intemann Trail at Ruxton Avenue – near the Cog Railway and Barr Trail trailhead – and continue all the way to Red Rock Canyon Open Space along a single, epic stretch of trail.

Participation during the trail-building days is capped at 50 volunteers per day. Anyone interested should be at least 16 years old and comfortable with physical labor. Jobs of varying difficulty will be available, ranging from cutting trail and raking dirt.

To register for a trail-building day, visit Manitoucats.com.