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Eldorado Canyon may become Colorado’s first state park with timed entry

People traveling to Eldorado Canyon State Park by car will need a timed-entry ticket on summer weekends if the parks commission approves a recommendation this week, in a first-ever attempt by the state to handle soaring use across Colorado open spaces.  Online reservations would be free under the proposal, but would limit car visits to […]

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Plastic hippos are out. Colorado playgrounds are getting a more natural makeover.

Before 2016, Grant Frontier Park was touted as a place where prospectors first discovered gold in the South Platte River near Denver. No one seemed to care.  “I never saw anyone in the park,” Gordon Robertson, director of planning design and construction at Denver Parks and Recreation Department, said of the three-block long park that […]

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Forest Service seeks to pinpoint Hanging Lake headwaters after fire, floods

By John Stroud, The Glenwood Springs Post Independent GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The fire, floods and massive debris flows of the past year in Glenwood Canyon could help answer an aeons-old question — where exactly does the underground source of water that feeds Hanging Lake begin? The U.S. Forest Service is working with scientific consultants from […]

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Hanging Lake indefinitely closed after mudslides, with trails needing major rebuild

Iconic and Instagram-friendly Hanging Lake will remain closed indefinitely because access trails and bridges were ruined by late July mudslides at Glenwood Canyon and will have to be rebuilt, federal and local officials announced Wednesday.  The U.S. Forest Service is canceling 15,000 reservations remaining for the season for the popular hike and lake destination, though […]