About Elevate the Peak
Elevate the Peak was led by a steering committee and guided by a coalition of regional nonprofits to develop a collective vision and strategy to guide current and future land conservation and outdoor recreation efforts in the Pikes Peak region. The plan is now available.
Elevate the Peak included a dynamic, six-month community engagement effort that heard from over 1200 people throughout El Paso, Fremont, Park, and Teller counties. It included web-based community engagement and a series of geographically targeted conversations to listen and learn from all corners of the community. The final plan goes into great detail about the approach to community engagement.
Our goal was to better understand how Coloradans of all ages, backgrounds, and identities use our outdoor spaces to work, play, escape, engage, and connect. We want to know what our neighbors love about calling the Pikes Peak Region home, as well as what excites, inspires, and concerns Pikes Peak residents as our region enters a period of unprecedented change.
A collaboration of this type has never occurred in the region before. The organizations that made up the Steering Committee and Leadership Council all agreed that the only way we can be successful is to come together to listen to you - the community - and then work together to accomplish our region’s biggest, most ambitious conservation and recreation goals. Without a significant effort like Elevate the Peak, we will never be able to act at the comprehensive and systemic level needed to protect and leverage our great outdoors.
To mobilize the Pikes Peak region around a long-term, collaborative vision for the use and ongoing care of our great outdoors.