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Green Mountain Falls trails reopened after fire
While some trails and public spaces in the Waldo Canyon burn areas remain off limits, trails originating from Green Mountain Falls have reopened.
Green Mountain Falls Mayor Lorrie Worthey said access to all trails originating from the town was reoponed Tuesday night during the town board meeting.
A few of the trails in Green Mountain Falls include: Catamount Trail, Thomas Trail and Crystal Trail.
Green Mountain Falls is also hosting the 33rd annual Thin Air Nationals Car Show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Gazebo Lake on Ute Pass Avenue.
Other trail updates:
- The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has lifted the closure of Old Stage and Gold Camp roads, which was enacted during the height of the Waldo Canyon fire because of high fire danger.
- The U.S. Forest Service has closed a large swath of forest, from U.S. Highway 24 northwest to Rampart Reservoir, northeast to Mount Herman Road and areas to the north, to the public. Forest Service spokeswoman Barb Timock said there is no timetable for lifting the closure.
That closure includes the Waldo Canyon Trail, near where the fire is believed to have started June 23 and several other trails: Queens Canyon, from Glen Eyrie; Wiliams Canyon, from Manitou Springs; and Stanley Canyon, from the Air Force Academy.