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fires in colorado

Postby JerryC » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:41 am

I am planning my first trip to Colorado and need to know if fires are causing trails to be closed. I am looking at Crested Butter, trail 401, Fruita, and the sort. Thanks for the assistance.
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Re: fires in colorado

Postby maddslacker » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:01 am

Crested Butte is fine.

Denver Front Range is fine.

I'm not sure about Fruita, but call Over the Edge Sports and they will know.
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Re: fires in colorado

Postby John Fisch » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:34 pm

Fruita's fine as well. Not many trees there to begin with. There is one fire north of Palisade (about 16 miles East of Fruita) that could impact one trail, but it's not one of the area "must rides."

Colorado Springs Front Range and Ft Collins Front Range have lost a few trails, but again not ones you'd likely have on a vacation itinerary.

As of now, theres 11 wildfires in CO, but containment is increasing and none of them are threatening big name trails in our riding meccas.

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Re: fires in colorado

Postby maddslacker » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:39 pm

Is i70 re-opened yet?
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Re: fires in colorado

Postby RoadWarrior » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:19 pm

just checked www.cotrip.org not showing any problems
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Re: fires in colorado

Postby JerryC » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:56 pm

Thanks to all for responding. We are going to continue with our planning. We will be there for a week.
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Re: fires in colorado

Postby RoadWarrior » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:45 pm

Looks like I'll be stuck in the Springs for the 4th. Yea I know it's not a bad place to be stuck. Have been on the internet trying to find out about trail closures in the area. Know most anything north of Rt 24 is a no go. Does anybody know if the trails around Gold Camp Rd are open? Bear Creek, Captain Jacks, Seven Bridges, etc;
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Re: fires in colorado

Postby John Fisch » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:44 pm

As of last night, most everything in town was open. The only things I know remain closed at this point are the trails that were lost (Waldo Canyon, Williams Canyon, Rampart Reservoir) and the Barr Trail (Pikes Peak).

For sure, I know Palmer Park, Ute Valley Park, Cheyenne Mountain Open Space and Red Rock Canyon Open Space are open.

The news said last night that Cheyenne Canyon (Stratton, The Chutes, Seven Bridges, St Marys Falls, Section 16, Buckhorn, Captain Jack's) was open, but my daughter told me there was still law enforcement patrolling Gold Camp Road keeping people out. It may be due to differences in jurisdiction (some of those trails cross both city and USFS property, each of whom may be enforcing different rules at this stage).
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Re: fires in colorado

Postby RoadWarrior » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:29 pm

From what I can gather they don't want anything with a motor up there. Definitely will be here tomorrow, so will just ride up from town. Got all day, :D which will be a nice change, with all the heat have had get all my riding in before 10 or 11.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOC ... 377217.pdf
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Re: fires in colorado

Postby RoadWarrior » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:51 am

Light showers or better moved through most of the Front Range late yesterday, so things are looking up :D :D :D
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Re: fires in colorado

Postby RoadWarrior » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:59 am

Flash Flood Warrning,
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Updated 4 Jul 2012 5:50 am Local Time

Issued by The National Weather Service
Pueblo, CO
4:07 am MDT, Wed., Jul. 4, 2012

... FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE WALDO CANYON BURN SCAR AND AREAS DOWNSTREAM OF THE BURN SCAR... INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MANITOU SPRINGS AND THE WESTERN SIDE OF COLORADO SPRINGS... INCLUDING OLD COLORADO CITY.

* FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING
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Re: fires in colorado

Postby RoadWarrior » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:21 pm

They are not letting any vehicles on High Dr, or Gold Camp. They will not let you on Gold Camp if you climb up the Chutes. However you can still use the large parking lot at the junction of High, and Gold Camp, and ride any trails from there including down the Chutes, just not via Gold Camp. They are not worried about mountain bikers coming down. Said they stopped 40 people last night with alcohol, and fireworks. :roll: Thank god stupid is not contagious. Decided I needed to do a little hiking, so used St Marys Falls Tr. to accesss Jones Downhill/ Pipeline, so maybe it is. Note to self ( next time bring hiking boots)
Had the place to myself no Motos , couple of bike tracks, and a lot cooler. :D
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Re: fires in colorado

Postby John Fisch » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:01 am

Up St Mary's? God for you! That downhill is awesome--didi you come out Bear Creek Canyon or Seven Bridges?
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Re: fires in colorado

Postby RoadWarrior » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:32 am

Up; Lower Columbine, Cheyenne Canyon Blvd., Gold Camp, St. Marys. Down; Pipeline, Bear Creek, Buckhorn, Captain Jacks, The Chutes. Was a wonderful day
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Re: fires in colorado

Postby GimmeAraise » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:09 am

crested butte has seen lots of steady rain for five straight days! trails are riding great!
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