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Tri-Lakes Cares

Tri-Lakes Cares

Tri-Lakes Cares is the only food pantry and human services organization located in and serving the Tri-Lakes region. This volunteer supported resource center serves as a critical resource for those in need, providing emergency, self-sufficiency and relief programs. Donations are always welcome, and may be in the form of cash, medical items, stock, food, and your time.

Walk-in Hours for Clients
Monday & Thursday: 12pm – 3pm / 6 pm – 8 pm
Appointments available with Case Managers
on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Tri-Lakes Cares
235 North Jefferson St (Physical Location)
P.O. Box 1301 (Mailing Address)
Monument Colorado 80132
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Tri-Lakes Cares:  This is a wonderful non-profit organization that is a community based, volunteer supported resource center and is the only food pantry and human services organization located in and serving the Tri-Lakes region of northern El Paso County.  What I like best about Tri-Lakes Cares is whether you are donating food, funds, resources or time, these efforts directly support people in need in our immediate area.  It is a great place to volunteer and a true asset to the Tri-Lakes community.  3 Rocks!

-Joan C.

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Pikes Peak Brewing Company





Pikes Peak Brewing was created by Chris Wright as a place for the community of Monument to connect and come together. The focus of their beers is to stay faithful to classic styles that also represent their personal expressions. At the brewery you will find a bar, indoor and outdoor seating, lawn games outside, and a back section for live music, as well as a back room that can be rented out for special events. During special events and throughout the warmer months you can also find local food trucks serving a vast assortment of delicious bites on the patio.

Review: Great place to meet up with all the locals from Woodmoor and the surrounding areas.  The outdoor area is perfect to take in some great mountain views and have a beer.  My team rented out the back room to host a client appreciation event one evening and the place was packed.  We were able to open the side garage door so our clients could enjoy the outdoor space as well.  Very friendly owners and staff treated us awesome.  The brewery will allow you to bring food in, due to them only have a limited menu. From time to time you can also be entertained by our local neighborhood band, “Monument Hill”.  A collection of items, from beer mugs, hats, shirts and sweatshirts can be purchase with the Pikes Peak Brewing Company logo.  3-Rocks

Amy P.

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3 Hundred Days of Shine

3 Hundred Days Of Shine is a local distillery that makes various flavors of moonshine. This place is the vision of six Colorado families inspired by Colorado’s unofficial 300 days of sunshine slogan, and smooth moonshine infused with natural ingredients to create an experience that brings you back to a time when quality, craftsmanship and tradition were most important.
Wednesday, Thursday: 3pm-9pm
Friday: 3pm-10pm
Saturday: noon-10pm
Sunday: noon-6pm

“Great summertime spot with outdoor picnic tables and food truck.  Tables inside as well for the colder weather.  Owners very helpful with picking out the best moonshine for your taste buds.  Samplers are popular if you’re looking for just the right flavor.  You can even buy moonshine jars to take home.  A must stop for those looking for some fun, cool drinks, out of the norm.  Location could be better (hard to find if you’re not familiar with Monument), and owners could possibly bring in more food options and other choices of drinks.”

– Mark G


Cutest little moonshine place ever!  High top tables, 4 bar stools and if you’re lucky to go in the summer months they open the garage door for outdoor seating, right next to the Santa Fe Trail.  Wooden shelves above the bar hold their jars of moonshine that you can purchased for around $20.  The Margarita Moon is my favorite.  Pretty sure it got its name from Colorado having 300 days of sunshine. When visiting Monument you have to stop at this place.

– Chris J.  

Feel like checking them out? Please visit their website to learn more about 3 hundred days of shine,

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Please drink responsibly, and if you drive, please get a designated driver to help you get home at the end of your visit to 3 Hundred Days of Shine. Never drink and drive, and always choose to stay alive.

The Historic Santa Fe Trail runs right along side it.

279 Beacon Lite Rd
Monument, CO 80132

(719) 466-0037

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Palmer Lake Reservoir Trailhead

Parking off of Old Carriage Rd.
With an elevation gain of 1,950 feet the upper reservoir is highly recommend.  You will pass the lower reservoir in 0.6 miles and come to the junction with Ice Cave Creek Trail or continue to the upper reservoir.  Families with small children are likely to stay on the Palmer Lake Upper Trail and simply hike up the 1.4 miles to the upper reservoir.  People, dogs and fishing are prohibited in the lower reservoir.  The entire hike covers 3.8 miles with additional trails branching off the main trail.  If you continue pass the upper reservoir you will reach Swank Trail that leads to Ice Cave Creek Trail and Cap Rock loop. Note: in winter months shoe spikes are required on trial.
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Glen Park Palmer Lake

110 Walnut Ave. Palmer Lake, Colorado
This historic park dates back to the 1890’s.  There’s a small playground, picnic table and two public tennis courts available. You can register for free to play with other tennis buddies.
Glen Park Tennis Court
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Santa Fe Trail

104 Oakdale Dr, Palmer Lake, CO 80133
The New Santa Fe Regional Trail is 20 miles long and runs from County Line Rd. in Palmer Lake to Woodmen Rd. in Colorado Springs. It’s a scenic journey along the Front Range Mountains. The trail follows a portion of the abandoned Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe railroad line. The New Santa Fe Regional Trail is part of the American Discovery Trail.
Sante Fe Trailer Parking Lot
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Palmer Lake Regional Recreation Area

99 County Line Rd, Palmer Lake, CO 80133
Ben Lomand Mountain serves as a gorgeous backdrop to the picturesque 36 acre park.  With the New Santa Fe Regional Trail running through the lakes recreation area it provide miles of hiking and biking trails.  Many festivities and events take place around the lake and offers a trail that circles the lake with benches, a gazebo with picnic tables, playground, volleyball court, horseshoe pit, restrooms and a 18-hole disc golf course.  Two docks make it easy to put your paddleboards or non-motorized craft in the water. The only Tri-Lakes half marathon and 10K takes place in May along with the Palmer Lake Glow Run, a Kids Fishing Derby in June, the Forth or July Fireworks celebration and the Winterfest in the colder months with ice skating.
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Monument Lake

Lake, Monument, Monument, CO 80132
Monument Lake is a favorite for town’s people and neighboring Colorado Springs.  This 40 acre reservoir in the town of Monument is surrounded by hills and mountains. You will find people enjoying paddle boarding, kayaking and fishermen alike all enjoying this piece of heaven.  You might even find a paddle board yoga class going on.  Access to lake is off of Mitchell Rd.
Monument Lake
Monument Lake
Kayaking on Monument Lake
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Monument Preserve, Pike National Forest Mount Herman Trailhead

Mount Herman lies within the Rampart Range of the Front Range in Monument, Colorado.  The length of this tail is 2.24 miles roundtrip and in parts can be very steep.  You will hike through meadows of Aspen trees, which I would recommend hiking the trail in the fall when trees are turning, it’s just outstanding.  Passing over boulders and rocky areas the terrain can get hairy but it’s worth it when you reach the top.  On a clear day you can see Denver to the north, Monument to the east and Colorado Springs to the south.  Bring plenty of water and parking is limited.