The Hewlett Gulch Trail, closed following the September flood, will temporarily reopen by tomorrow. There are icy areas along the trail due to saturated soils and higher-than-average water levels. Hikers should use extra caution. The trail is expected to re-close during the spring runoff. Work on the trail will take place after that.
Much winter recreation across the Canyon Lakes Ranger District (CLRD) has been impacted due to the flood and hazardous tree removal projects. Long Draw Road remains closed; this includes closed to over-snow travel. Snowmobiling opportunities on the district are limited due to the reasons listed above and snow conditions. Many roads also seasonally close in December.
For more information on the CLRD roads and trails closed due to the flood, please click here.
Rocky Mountain Hiking Trails