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Crestone Trailhead Access

Postby billygoat89 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:51 am

Does anyone know if there has been a road closure because of gov shutdown leading up to the 4WD Trailhead :?: :?: :?:

Re: Crestone Trailhead Access

Postby metalmountain » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:44 pm

Its not a national park, it should be open.
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Re: Crestone Trailhead Access

Postby oldschoolczar » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:47 pm

Shouldn't be. The TH isn't in a National Park. I don't think "Wilderness areas" are shut down.

My guess is that it's only places that collect revenue.. RMNP, possibly IPW. In fact, does anyone know if Indian Peaks is closed too?

I was eyeing Navajo or something else up there..
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Re: Crestone Trailhead Access

Postby swampthing » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:58 pm

This is the latest info I can see:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=STELPRDB5437521

May be a little dicey in places from potential flood damage last month.

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Re: Crestone Trailhead Access

Postby tlongpine » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:09 pm

swampthing wrote:This is the latest info I can see:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=STELPRDB5437521

May be a little dicey in places from potential flood damage last month.


Floods did not affect the Sangres.
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Re: Crestone Trailhead Access

Postby swampthing » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:31 pm

Floods did not affect the Sangres.


Oh sorry, I was referring to the IPW question.

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Re: Crestone Trailhead Access

Postby oldschoolczar » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:14 pm

swampthing wrote:This is the latest info I can see:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=STELPRDB5437521

May be a little dicey in places from potential flood damage last month.


Thanks, sorry to jack the thread.
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Re: Crestone Trailhead Access

Postby Hypersnow » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:46 pm

The direction is to close all facilities. That means bathrooms, offices, developed campgrounds. I don't think the campsites up toward s. colony TH would qualify as developed. My guess is it should be open; but i don't work out of that district, so i can't know for sure.

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