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Hanging Lake trail set to reopen earlier than expected; Blue Mesa marinas will be closed for the summer

Hanging Lake trail near Glenwood Springs is set to reopen months ahead of schedule on June 25, nearly a year after sections were washed away by mudslides in the wake of a wildfire. But, the marinas at Blue Mesa Reservoir in southwest Colorado will be closed for the season. The mixed news for tourists and […]

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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 […]

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It’s not clear when Hanging Lake will reopen after the Grizzly Creek fire

GRANT JUNCTION — Colorado officials are uncertain when public access will be restored to a popular lake area that was closed after a wildfire struck last year. The Daily Sentinel reports that officials hope to restore access to Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon sometime in 2021. The Grizzly Creek Fire started in August and burned […]