Local outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to gripe about these days.
Both Williams and Waldo Canyon Trails remain closed, as do the Bear Creek and Severy Creek watersheds. There's few signs that any of those areas will be opening soon. Nor is Old Stage Road accessible.
El Paso County wants citizens to know that the road remains closed due to severe flood damage that hasn't been fully mitigated.
I think I speak for all of us when I say, "Boo."
Old Stage Road to Remain Closed
El Paso County, CO, May 20, 2014 – Old Stage Road is currently closed and will remain closed until all work is completed by both El Paso County and United States Forest Service contractors.
Old Stage Road was severely damaged during the flash flooding in September 2013. Portions of the road were completely washed away. Contractors are rebuilding and repairing the road, replacing culverts and reforming ditches in order to return the gravel mountain road back to safe driving conditions.
Although some sections of Old Stage Road have been repaired, some sections are considered unsafe and still require extensive repairs. El Paso County’s contractor should start mid to late June. Work is expected to be completed this summer, dependent on weather.