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Canyon Lakes Winter Recreation Updates Hewlett Gulch Trail Reopens

There are icy areas along the trail due to saturated soils and higher-than-average water levels. Use extra caution. The trail is expected to reclose at spring runoff. Work on the trail will take place after that.

Much winter recreation across the Canyon Lakes Ranger District (CLRD) has been impacted due to the flood and hazardous tree removal projects. Long Draw Road remains closed this includes closed to over-snow travel. Snowmobiling opportunities on the district are limited due to the reasons listed above and snow conditions. Many roads also seasonally close in December. Check the road status page for the latest at

Below is a list of CLRD roads and trails closed due to the flood. These closures, along with those on the Boulder Ranger District, are depicted on the map available at Additional flood information can also be found there.

Sevenmile Road (#225)

Rabbit Gulch Road (#320)

Chicken Park Road (#181) and Spurs

Kelly Flats Road (#168)

Pole Hill Road (#122)

Many Thunders Road (#311)

Storm Mountain/Cedar Park Roads (#128/153) and Spurs

Hell Canyon Road (#123)

White Pine Lookout Road (#100)

Crystal Mountain Road (#344)

Panorama Peak Road (#247) and Spurs

Coyote Hill Road (#325) and Spurs

N Lone Pine Road (#311)

Pierson Park Road (#119) and Spurs

Old Flowers Road (#152) off Stove Prairie

Moody Hill Road (#132) and Spurs

Stringtown Gulch Road (#345)

Monument Gulch Road (#135)

Johnny Park (#118) and Button Rock Roads

Panorama Overlook Road (#247.2)

Nixon Park Road (#324)

Ballard Road Spur (#129.A)

Tom Bennett/Comanche Road (#145)

Greer Road (#154)

Hurley Road (#352)

Solitude Creek Road (#122.A)

Camman Springs Road (#127)

Dunraven Road (#104)

Lion Gulch Trail

Young Gulch Trail

Mt. McConnel Trail (eastern portion)

Donner Pass Trails

Storm Mountain Trail

Lookout Mountain Trails

Bulwark Ridge Trail

North Fork Trail

Crosier Mountain Trails

Twin Sisters Peak Trail

Miller Fork Trail

The Big Thompson Fishing Pier and the picnic areas along County Road 43 to Glen Haven were destroyed by the flood.

For those looking for snowshoe and cross country skiing opportunities, the Cameron Pass area at the top of the Poudre Canyon is a good place to go. Higher elevation trails have more snow cover and were typically less impacted by the flood and remain open.
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