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Chutes Trail closed for final stage of construction

Posted at 11:24 AM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 13:24:38-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The City of Colorado Springs will close the Chutes Trail in North Cheyenne Cañon Park starting Tuesday to wrap up the trail's conversion to a downhill mountain bike trail.

Chutes Trail is closing for construction and will be finished after two weeks, weather permitting.

The Ladders Trail has been connected to Gold Camp Road and will remain open to use as a necessary connection from Stratton Open Space to Gold Camp Road. There might be construction equipment during the project.

This reroute of Chutes Trail has 1,600 feet of new trail that gives technical, rocky trail features with "ramps, drops and berms." The City said the new upper section will drop from Gold Camp Road and end at the intersection with the Chamberlain Trail, which is between the Gold Camp and Mesa reservoirs.

The Ladders Trail will be a multi-use and multi-directional trail when the project is complete.

The project started this past August as a part of the North Cheyenne Cañon Master Plan.