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Colorado Trail Question

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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!

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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. :)

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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...

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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.

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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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