Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services: North Cheyenne Canyon Road Weekday Closure Extended to June 18
Teams are working on other parking improvement projects in the park
The daily weekday closure of North Cheyenne Canyon Road, from the Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center to Helen Hunt Falls in North Cheyenne Cañon Park, is extended until June 18, depending on weather and construction. From Monday to Friday, vehicles are not permitted on the road, however, the trails will remain open for non-motorized recreational use. The road will be open to vehicles on weekends. The extended closure will allow for the completion of additional parking improvements.
“Thank you for your continued patience as we work to improve parking offerings for people of all abilities in North Cheyenne Cañon Park,” said David Deitemeyer, Senior Landscape Architect. “While we didn’t initially plan to make all of these improvements at once, the timeline has been set to make this the safest, most efficient, and cost-effective way to make those much-needed improvements and your experience. of the park. will benefit in the long run. “
Since the daily weekday shutdown began on May 3, crews have almost completed work on the existing gravel parking lot located upstream of Helen Hunt Falls at the intersection of North Cheyenne Canyon Road, High Drive and Road. Gold Camp. Work was scheduled to be completed on Friday May 28, but due to weather delays the land will likely reopen on Wednesday June 2 with access available from Gold Camp Road. The number of lots has increased from 75 non-designated spaces to 92 designated spaces, in addition to the addition of a concrete curb and gutter, a paved asphalt surface and accessible parking spaces. It was a recommendation from the North Cheyenne Cañon master plan.
Additional work to be done during the extended weekday closure of North Cheyenne Canyon Road is as follows:
- Improvements to the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) at Helen Hunt Falls, including a new accessible plaza area between the building and the waterfall, a new accessible ramp, and the addition of accessible parking
- Parking improvements at the Bruin Hostel picnic area that will help formalize the parking lot at the start, add stalls and improve pedestrian traffic on the street. There will be a connection with the Daniels Pass Trail here.
- The new Daniels Pass trailhead will be completed and will provide 12 designated parking spaces. Bridge abutments will also be installed in preparation for two new trail bridges on the Daniels Pass Trail, which are expected to be installed later this summer.
- The ADA accessible parking stall and the ramp to the washroom building in South Cañon will be repaired.
This press release was produced by the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Culture Department. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.