Flood Recovery Information

Stevens Gulch reconstruction after the 2013 flood. Colorado Department of Labor Crew, sponsored through Larimer County, provide initial work on the Lion Gulch Trail.


Colorado was greatly impacted by heavy September rains in 2013.  The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland (ARP) is among those areas affected by the flood. Due to heavy rains and saturated soils forest officials have closed some roads, trails, and facilities on the Boulder and Canyon Lakes Ranger Districts. Please use caution in all rain affected areas. 

Email us: arpflood@fs.fed.us     Follow us: twitter.com/usfsarp

The roots of a tree show where the soil has been washed away.Safety: Remember, your safety is your responsibility. If you encounter an unsafe situation on a road or trail that is open, please stop and turn around. Emergency response access is limited due to flood damage. 

Hazard Tree Information: The flood has possibly made some trees less stable due to eroded soils. Use caution, especially on windy days.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Poudre Wilderness Volunteers are sponsoring a trail work-day weekend Aug. 9-10 & 23-24, 2014, on the North Fork Trail near Glen Haven.

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