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    Bonking ... not feelin' well What trails are in the Waldo Burn area?

    I saw the pictures of entire neighborhoods lost. Wow, such a tragedy. This fire sucks.

    Out of curiosity, what trails are affected in the burn area? Not that they'll be shut down long term, but what got hit?

    I noticed our camping spot on Rampart Reservoir was burned. Sad.
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    Those aren't the droids you're looking for...

    Oh, Waldo Canyon trail was likely a total loss and Blodget Open Space took a hit--those are mostly hiker trails, but Waldo was super fun at night (when you didn't meet a hiker ever 10 feet).

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    Rampart Reservoir

    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    ...Oh, Waldo Canyon trail was likely a total loss and Blodget Open Space took a hit--those are mostly hiker trails, but Waldo was super fun at night (when you didn't meet a hiker ever 10 feet).
    What about Rampart Res? Inciweb.org seems to be getting creamed, can't pull it up to see a current perimeter, but the last map I saw showed the fire going right up to the south shore of the reservoir. Seems like somebody said they saw Rampart being surrounded.

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    That was one of the first real mountain bike rides I did regularly, especially in '89 and '90 before I lived in the Denver south suburbs and cut my teeth on Jeffco Open space parks...
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    Stuff that appears to be all or partially toast:
    Williams
    Waldo
    Rampart
    Blodgett

    Some other less known trails in the area I don't know the names of...
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    These trails aren't burned but are closed:

    Red Rock Canyon Open Space
    Palmer Park
    Section 16
    High Drive
    Ute Valley Park
    Stratton Open Space

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    Trails reached via Mt Herman Rd are completely intact but essentially closed:
    Mule Trail
    Limbaugh
    Powerline
    Stoopid Trail
    DLS/Flow

    Same for anything accessed via the Palmer Lake Reservoir road.

    The Monument Preserve trails are still open...
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    Quote Originally Posted by p_DuBs View Post
    Wow. Great shot of the res. Bummer on the trails.
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    The upper reaches of Bear Creek Regional Park, including Stephanie's and the Bonus Loop are closed.
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    Basically no mountain biking in CO Springs.

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    We had a nice ride this morning in Cheyenne Mountain State Park. That's pretty much the only option at this point.
    All other things are rarely equal . . .

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    My wife and 2 pups are evacuated but safe at a friends in Littleton. We live on the east side of town right under that ridge that Rampart Range Road runs along. I can make it from my front door to the ST up at the reservoir in 55 minutes (via Lovell Gulch trail to Rampart Range Road) and usually do that ride a few times a week. Super bummed to see a large chunk of it burned up but hopeful that we will have a home to return to.

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