Large boulders Gold Camp Road in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Visitors to North Cheyenne Cañon Park and Helen Hunt Falls will want to avoid a closed portion of Gold Camp Road.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Part of Gold Camp Road, west of Colorado Springs, is now closed to vehicles due to a large boulder blocking the roadway.
The rock fell on the road on Sunday April 25 and the US Forest Service is working to access all reclamation options.
The closure runs from the northern boundary of North Cheyenne Cañon Park, north of the Chutes and Ladders Trail, to the gravel parking lot upstream of Helen Hunt Falls, the city of Colorado Springs said.
The city has asked the public to avoid the area to minimize traffic problems associated with overcrowding.
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Colorado Springs teams have also scheduled a temporary closure of Gold Camp Road from the northern boundary of North Cheyenne Cañon Park to Helen Hunt Falls from May 3 to 28.
The city said the closure will allow crews to improve and expand the existing gravel parking lot located upstream of Helen Hunt Falls at the intersection of North Cheyenne Canyon Road, High Drive and Gold Camp Road.
During the scheduled closure, Gold Camp Road will be open to recreational users, including hikers, cyclists, horse riders and motor vehicles less than 50 feet in width.
“These upgrades will provide some much-needed parking relief,” said David Deitemeyer, Senior Landscape Architect. “While the work is in progress, however, visitors can expect North Cheyenne Cañon Park to be busy with very limited parking. To ensure a more positive experience, we strongly recommend that visitors plan ahead and consider parking near the Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center, then walk or cycle through the park until that terrain is finished. We would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience as we work to make the park experience more enjoyable for all. “
The parking lot project will increase the current number of parking lots from 75 non-designated spaces to 92 designated spaces. A concrete curb and gutter will be added, as well as a paved asphalt surface and accessible parking spaces.
The $ 320,000 project is funded by the Trails, Open Space and Parks Sales Tax (TOPS), a city statement said.
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