Trailhead:  Huerfano/Lily Lake
Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  MountainHiker
 Date of Info:  06/21/2009
 Date Posted:  06/21/2009
If you are taking I-25 south to Walsenburg to climb Lindsey or head over La Veta Pass here is a closure you should know about.

From CDOT website
Bridge Construction
I-25 Southbound at CO 10 North of Walsenburg (Milemarker 50) (through July 2009)

24 Hours Full closure of southbound lanes for bridge rehabilitation tentatively scheduled through the end of July. Traffic detoured at Exit 52, through Walsenburg via Business Route I-25 (US 85/87 - Walsen Ave/Main St), rejoining I-25 at Exit 49 on the south end of Walsenburg.

Friday 6-19-09 super time traffic on I-25 south was backed up and stopped for about a mile before Walsenburg. The back up continued into Walsenburg. There is a dirt frontage road along side the highway. High clearance vehicles were crossing the ditch to get on this road. The frontage road will take you to the parking lot of the gas station at the Walsenburg exit with the A&W inside. The other side of the parking lot is on Hwy 69 which heads up toward Lindsey.

For Lindsey an alternative is to cross from I-25 (exit 56) to 69 on Red Rock Road which is a few miles north of Walsenburg. Red Rock Road is now paved. If you need to head over La Veta Pass you might have to get more creative to get past the back up.

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