Glen Eyrie Property Renovations

In the last two years, we have seen an increase in water through Queen’s Canyon (which leads into Glen Eyrie) and Camp Creek (which runs through Glen Eyrie) due to the Waldo Canyon fire in July 2012. We are addressing specific needs we now have as a result of these conditions. Upon completion of our renovations, our guests will be able to more fully enjoy our improved roadway system, improved walkways, and our beautiful outdoor spaces.

On this page, you will learn about our current improvements, as well as an overview of what we have accomplished in the recent past to care for our legendary property.

The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD is enthroned as King forever. The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:10-11 (NIV)

 
Current Renovations

October 2013 – We contracted with an engineering firm to draft plans for our renovated channel.

April 2014 – With permits and engineering plans, we began the process of expanding Camp Creek.
This included deepening the upper part of the channel for greater capacity and beginning to renovate roads.

May 2014 – We began widening and straightening Camp Creek throughout the entire property.
By straightening the channel, water will be able to easily flow through our property with less risk of erosion and flooding.

June 2014 – We begin replacing the upper bridges with more modern bridges, allowing two-way traffic and  the addition of designated walkways for our guests. The new bridges will use stones from the original bridges.

August 2014 – We finish the Camp Creek Renovation Project.

 
Partnerships

It is no small feat to safeguard this historic legacy. Therefore, The Glen Eyrie Group has partnered with multiple organizations in many ways:

  • We have used the same engineers as the city of Colorado Springs to ensure an integrated flood mitigation plan is put into place. This plan affects the entire drainage from Queen’s Canyon to Fountain Creek.
  • It has been our honor to host several large community awareness meetings regarding our joint mitigation efforts. It is our pleasure to help facilitate the community coming together in response to the Waldo Canyon Fire.
  • Glen Eyrie and The Office of Emergency Management work together on any flood responses in our area. Our partnership with this office has led to great support for Glen Eyrie and our neighbors.
  • We have had numerous opportunities to host research and volunteer groups, as they work on mitigation efforts in the National Forest lands surrounding our property.
  • We have partnered with our close neighbors on safety measures.
  • We are thankful for the mitigation strategy partnership with the National Resources Conservation Service.

 
Previous Property Improvements

2013 Protecting the Castle

  • We widened the capacity of Camp Creek directly in front of the Castle. This greatly reduced erosion directly below the Castle, as we armored the floor of the creek.
  • We installed two debris nets in Queen’s Canyon, toward the edge of our property. These nets will help stop large debris resulting from the Waldo Canyon fire of 2012, allowing water to flow more easily through the channel.

 
Throughout all these renovations, Glen Eyrie is a wonderful place to visit. We appreciate your interest in our recent renovations, and we look forward to seeing you! We are excited for these opportunities to better serve our guests, and enhance your experience on our property.

You may make your reservation on our Visit the Castle page.