Colorado Trail Question

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  • devo1

Posted October 10, 2002 - 10:19 AM


Can anybody tell me if trail 717 is open yet? If not, I will probably check out Rampart.

Another question, is it okay to ride in there during elk hunting season?

Thanks in advance!

  • Wicked_Crash

Posted October 10, 2002 - 11:02 AM


Last I heard, all trails in the burned area are closed. From what it looks like on the map, most of the Divide trail system is in the burned area. There might be a couple hundred yards of trails you could ride. I haven't wasted my time to go look in person. I hope they open it up next year, I miss those trails. :)

  • Wicked_Crash

Posted October 10, 2002 - 11:09 AM


Here is a link to a map. It's not very good but it'll give you an idea.

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  • devo1

Posted October 11, 2002 - 03:37 AM


Thanks Wicked.... I was hoping for better news....

  • Bryan

Posted October 11, 2002 - 04:06 AM


I have ridden motorcycles and mountain bikes during hunting season in Colorado for many years with no problems. I am definately more nervous on the mountain bike though.
It's probably best to wear bright colored cloths while riding. And un-cork your exhaust so you'll make LOTS of noise (I just had to go there).
As of last week, all the the Hayman fire burn area was still closed. I called the Forest service to confirm. They said it might open up again next year. For now, they are doing controlled burns and general clean up.
Bryan in Denver...

  • SealClubber

Posted October 11, 2002 - 07:44 PM


Most of the trails marked 717 are open. But the area north of Signal Butte is closed. That includes 360, 361, 366 and 367 and parts of 717. I hope it opens up next year cause there are a few places I did not go. You can still do about 3-4 hours of riding there.

  • devo1

Posted October 12, 2002 - 05:10 AM


Thanks everybody for your help. I think we are going to head out that way and check it all out. If nothing else, an excuse to hit Apex Sports!


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