Yes, trails are blocked off with buck-rail fencing, orange plastic mesh fencing and yellow police tape. The last couple of days I've seen several OSMP employees stationed at various spots along the open trails, presumably making sure that people don't leave those trails. It seems like Boulder didn't open any more trails today, so we're still at 1/3 of the trail miles open, zero at night and zero off-trail open. Meanwhile, RMNP is 93% open (trail & off-trail), with this statement on their website:
"Backcountry travelers will encounter different conditions than they have experienced in the past. Most of Rocky Mountain National Park is designated wilderness, where self-reliance and adventure are expected. Hikers should be prepared to take responsibility for their own actions; search and rescue may be delayed. Be prepared to stay overnight even if you are a day hiker. Hiking poles may be helpful on uneven trails. Route finding skills may be required. Carry a map and compass and other backcountry travel essentials. Expect missing foot bridges, uneven trail surfaces, unstable slopes, falling trees due to soil moisture, rutted trails, damaged water bars and steps, standing water, difficult water crossings, and missing directional signs. Be prepared; hike at your own risk."
Oddly, Boulder opened the 1st/2nd Flatiron Trail, which goes by both the bottom and the top of both Flatirons, but climbing those rocks is still not allowed. Frustration with the slow pace of re-opening is palpable in Boulder. Literally hundreds of people are chomping at the bit to pitch in and help re-build the trails. Yet, so far OSMP has offered only 1 trail project last Weds afternoon, which was announced Weds morning. And they're asking for 50 volunteers for 10/5 to help clean out a ditch. The degree to which the Open Space staff are out of touch with this community continues boggle my mind.