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By Simon
From Colorado Springs
Mar 31, 2014

Saw this press release on the CPW site.
dnr.state.co.us/newsapp/press.asp?PressId=8849

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3/31/2014
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Eldorado Canyon visitors advised to plan ahead, use caution



ELDORADO SPRINGS, Colo. —Visitors to Eldorado Canyon State Park will need to plan ahead and use caution when visiting the popular Front Range park this year. Due to effects from the September 2013 flood, changes in the landscape have altered the facilities for the time being. Several popular areas of Eldorado Canyon State Park are closed until further notice and different conditions on trails should prompt visitors to use extra caution.

Details of the current conditions at the Park include:

-- No Picnicking Opportunities – The picnic area is undergoing flood renovations; reopening date as of yet undetermined.

-- South Picnic Area Closed – This will limit available parking. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early on weekends and holidays as the Park will likely reach capacity even earlier than it has in the past.

--Rattlesnake Gulch Trail Closed

--Flood damage—Visitors can anticipate different conditions that experienced in the past. Changes to conditions include but are not limited to, uneven trail surfaces, rutted trails, damaged water bars and steps, falling trees due to soil moisture, unstable slopes, and loose rock.

--Other Closures To Be Announced - Limitations on vehicle and possibly pedestrian access above the lower-end of the Park and other restrictions will likely be required to facilitate repairs.

Visitors are encouraged to check conditions prior to making the trip. For current conditions, go to:
cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/eldoradocanyon and click on the “Park Conditions” link or call 303-494-3943

Families and friends interested in finding alternate locations to recreate are encouraged to visit cpw.state.co.us to locate the other Front Range State Parks close to home.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado's wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation. For more information go to cpw.state.co.us

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Mar 31, 2014
Bocan

I would imagine the calving season this year will be particularly NASTY.


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By Dankasaurus
From Lyons, CO
Mar 31, 2014

No picnics...WOO-HOO!


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By Ray Lovestead
From Boulder, CO
Apr 1, 2014
I pity the fool

This is all very good news for us. I was just there on Sunday and actually had plenty of parking.


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By fossana
From Bishop, CA
Apr 1, 2014
downclimb off the First Flatiron <br />photo by TooTallTim

Ray Lovestead wrote:
This is all very good news for us. I was just there on Sunday and actually had plenty of parking.


Good news for us climbers, but unfortunately, not so good for park revenue. Being a state park they don't have a huge earmarked budget like OSMP. And by revenue I mean money to pay for the salaries of the hardworking staff and for park maintenance.


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