Flood Recovery Information

Deep ruts along a trail expose rocks and dirt Left: Example of deep rutts on the Young Gulch Trail on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District.


Colorado was greatly impacted by heavy September rains in 2013.  TheArapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland (ARP) is among those areas affected by the flood. Due to heavy rains and saturated soils ARP officials have closed some roads, trails, and facilities on the Boulder and Canyon Lakes ranger districts. Please use caution in all rain affected areas. See the links below for the most up-to-date information on forest impacts.


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The roots of a tree show where the soil has been washed away.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.





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