Making our way down Pikes Peak we decided to investigate an area we passed on our way up to the summit, the North Slope Recreation Area.
Signage in the area
This recreational area surrounds the Crystal Creek Reservoir, South Catamount and North Catamount Reservoirs. It is managed by the City of Colorado Springs and offers number of recreational opportunities including hiking, fishing, boating and picnicking. There are several trails in the area with great views of Pikes Peak to the south. It's a great place to escape from the heat of the city in summer.
Views of North Catamount Reservoir
Views of South Catamount Reservoir
We did not have our fishing gear with us on this trip but we understand that their are some lake rainbow trout which can be taken from the shore. One thing we did catch, however, was some amazing views of Pikes Peak!
Remi posing on the damn for the South Catamount River