MAPS & TRAIL TIPS: For updates on trail status, use COTREX (a mobile and desktop application for a statewide comprehensive and interactive trail map) to always have your maps with you. Stop by the Information Center in downtown Winter Park for hard-copy maps. Please follow Leave No Trace principles and keep Grand County clean and green!
PLEASE NOTE: Areas of the Arapahoe National Forest Sulphur District and BLM Land are closed due to the fires, please review updates from the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service before venturing out.
TWIN BRIDGES TRAIL, VASQUEZ ROAD, AND TRAILHEAD:
Closed due to the Forest Service RD 148/Vasquez Road project.
SKI IDLEWILD ROAD:
Is closed to through traffic due to construction. The alternate access route is on Crosstrails from Hi Country Haus Rec Building. Access to Meadow & Yankee Doodle Trails are closed from Ski Idlewild Road. Use Crosstrails from Hi Country Haus Rec Center off Kings Crossing Road.
WINTER PARK MAIN STREET & US 40:
Starting August 17, the Colorado Department of Transportation and Contractor KSK, LLC will begin ADA Ramp improvements on United States Highway 40 in Winter Park, in Grand County. The project will improve curb ramps, curbs and gutters, and sidewalks located at several intersections on Main Street and US 40. Details here.
FOREST SERVICE RD 128 NEAR THE BUCK CREEK TRAIL INTERSECTION & BUCK CREEK TRAIL:
Closed until at least mid-November for a canal replacement project. 128 is open north of this intersection to CO RD 84.
FOREST SERVICE RD 148/VASQUEZ ROAD:
Closed for 1.25 miles from Van Anderson Drive to the USFS gate due to a water pipeline replacement project. There is access via foot/bike just past the barricade to the right. Vasquez Road (Forest Service Road 148), from the Town of Winter Park boundary to the Grand County Water & Sanitation District No. 1 water plant, and Twin Bridges Trail and (N90) will be closed to all uses from June 1 through October 15, 2020. These closures are needed to safely allow the construction of a key potable water supply line for the Town of Winter Park. The Big Mac Water Pipeline was constructed over 45 years ago to serve downtown Winter Park and has experienced multiple failures in recent years. During the construction of the new pipeline, temporary provisions will be made for maintaining potable water service to the town. This is a one-time pipeline replacement project that will ensure a secure potable water supply for downtown Winter Park for many years to come. The public’s patience and support is greatly appreciated as we complete this vital and important project. If you have questions, please contact Grand County Water & Sanitation District No. 1 at 970-726-5583.
ADA ramp improvements on US 40 in Winter Park:
Project overview: Starting August 17th, the Colorado Department of Transportation and Contractor KSK, LLC will begin ADA Ramp improvements on United States Highway 40 in Winter Park, in Grand County. The Project will improve curb ramps, curbs and gutters, and sidewalks located at several intersections on Main Street and US 40. Work is scheduled to begin on August 17 and expected to continue through late August. Normal working hours will be Monday-Wednesday from 7 am to 7 pm and Thursday from 7 am to 12 pm. Questions or Concerns?
US Forest Service Update:
Areas are known to have experienced extensive blowdown stretch from the Vasquez Wilderness Area and Berthoud Pass to James Peak Area, Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, and the Arapaho National Recreation Area is continuing to survey and assess the damage, which has left some roads and trails impassable. Monarch Lake Loop is currently impassable as is the Hi-Lonesome Trail. Campground managers also have temporarily closed the Big Rock Loop on Arapaho Bay due to downed and hazardous trees. More information about the affected areas will be posted when available on the Forest website.