Trail reconstruction is nearly complete. A lot of progress was made this year thanks to several volunteer projects and lots of hard work by our trail crew. Work includes over 25 technical structures such as stream crossings and steps. We expect to complete the trail work through the winter, weather permitting, with restoration plantings planned for the spring.
Area Still Closed
There are other flood recovery projects along Fourmile Canyon Creek that need to be completed before we can open the trail, including repairing the road and managing potential buyouts of homes that were damaged in the flood.
The design and construction of the road and stream is being managed by the Boulder County Transportation Department. Construction is underway. Updates are posted on Wagonwheel Gap Road Reconstruction.
The buyouts may change how the entrance to the property is rebuilt. The potential buyouts are being managed by the Boulder County Land Use Department. Land Use cannot provide information about potential buyout properties until after the buyout is complete. When we know what properties will be bought out, we will be able to make plans for the trailhead and share that information.
Opening Date Unknown
At the present time, we do not know when the trail and trailhead will reopen. We are working with Transportation and Land Use to determine what that timing might be in light of the work those departments plan to undertake.
We appreciate your patience, input, and assistance in the county’s endeavors as the recovery process continues to evolve.