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Fourth of July: Colorado roads crowded despite COVID-19

Posted at 7:27 PM, Jul 02, 2020

EL PASO COUNTY — It is difficult estimating how many people will travel to Colorado’s high country for the Fourth of July weekend with COVID-19 concerns still prominent. Watching traffic on popular routes into the mountains offers some clues.

The evening kicking off the holiday, a large percentage of vehicles on Colorado roads included campers, trailers and vehicles loaded with outdoor equipment.

David Woodruff who is visiting from Kansas and has been camping in Colorado for several days now, noticed a sudden change at campgrounds at the end of the week compared to the start.

"They weren't busy until yesterday. There was like nowhere to camp at,” said Woodruff, “I think just getting close to the 4th people are probably coming out."

More people may be staying closer to home because of COVID-19. The number of vehicles heading to the mountains shows there are also plenty opting to get away for the holiday, despite he pandemic.