Repairs planned for Rocky Mountain National Park trails damaged by 2013 flood

ESTES PARK, Colo. — The flooding that ravaged parts of Colorado in September 2013 warranted repairs to four trails at Rocky Mountain National Park.

An environmental assessment completed by staff evaluated the impact that extensive repairs to damaged trails might have on the park.

Four trails were damaged by the flooding: Alluvial Fan, Ypsilon Lake and Lawn Lake, Twin Sisters, and Aspen Brook. Lawn Lake and Ypsilon Lake trails, and Alluvial Fan trail got the greenlight for repairs in June.

The decision to re-establish the Aspen Brook and Twin Sisters trails was delayed until this year.

Aspen Brook trail will be repaired and rerouted, and more than 3,000 feet will require revegetation. Hikers and equestrians will be barred from the trail during the reconstruction.