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Foothills Trail set to reopen Saturday

Closed in July for flood mitigation work
Garden of the Gods
Posted at 9:30 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 23:38:28-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — A trail at Garden of the Gods Park that has been closed since late July is scheduled to reopen Saturday.

Foothills Trail, between Blair Bridge and the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center underpass, was closed due to work on a flood mitigation project.

The temporary closure allowed crews to preserve native vegetation in the area. That project is ongoing in the northeastern portion of the park.

Park officials say they expect most of the flood mitigation project to be completed by the end of March, weather permitting.

Short closures of Foothills Trail may happen this spring so crews can complete replanting.

Parks officials determined the need for flash flood mitigation along Camp Creek and the North and South Douglas Creek watersheds after the Waldo Canyon Fire in 2012.