Portions of Heil Valley Ranch to remain closed through September following Cal-Wood Fire

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BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Portions of Heil Valley Ranch will remain closed through September 2021 due to safety concerns and the ongoing Cal-Wood Fire recovery process.

Boulder County Commissioners approved the full closure of the Geer Canyon access at Heil Valley Ranch.

Burned Lichen Loop Bridge
Boulder County Parks & Open Space- Bridge leading to the Lichen Loop at the main trailhead.

The closure includes:

  • Corral parking area
  • Main trailhead
  • Wapiti Trail
  • The Lichen Loop Trail
  • The Overland Trail
  • Grindstone Quarry Trail

Boulder County Commissioners said more than 10 miles of trail at Heil Valley Ranch can still be accessed from the Picture Rock trailhead near Lyons and will remain open. 

Boulder County Parks and Open Space said staff will replace damaged visitor amenities and park infrastructure including bridges, fencing, parking stops, and signage over this spring and summer.

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