Trailhead:  South Colony Lakes
Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  Alan Ellis
 Date of Info:  03/26/2010
 Date Posted:  03/26/2010
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Talked to the ranger in Westcliffe today. There is now a permanent closure of South Colony road at 2.6 miles past the lower TH/parking lot (approximately one-half mile past the Rainbow Trail marker). At the closure is a new gate and parking for about 30 vehicles. They also have new designated campsites along the road and are in the process of constructing designated campsites in the basin. The ranger also told me today that eventually, there will be a permit/fee system to access the South Colony area, but that is several years away.



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