View Full Version : Anyone know what's up with Lefthand Canyon?

07-13-2011, 09:40 PM
Saw this tonight at the main entrance.

07-13-2011, 09:52 PM
Someone had a little too much fun, now everyone must be punished.

07-13-2011, 10:13 PM
Yup. Idiots up there started a fire near the shooting range. Burned up a bunch of the area.

I'd imagine that closure is actually for safety in some measure. Probably bad if trees fall on people.

07-14-2011, 02:22 PM
By Mitchell Byars, Camera Staff Writer
Posted: 07/07/2011 03:52:35 PM MDT

The Lefthand Off-Highway-Vehicle area will remain closed until further notice due to hotspots within the Maxwell Fire, officials said this afternoon.

The Boulder Ranger District has extended the closure even though the 60-acre Maxwell Fire was contained on July 2. Officials say that hotspots and hazards remain in the interior of the burn area, and the fire risk for the area remains high.

Officials will re-open the area as soon as conditions are suitable.

To find alternative places to recreate or view the closure order and map, visit www.fs.usda.gov/arp or contact Boulder Ranger District at 303-541-2500.

07-14-2011, 03:32 PM
Interesting. It's been raining for like 10 days straight....I'm thinking we've gotten past the hot spots. :shrug:

07-14-2011, 08:16 PM
I believe the extraordinary rain and the new lack of vegetation in the area has created some erosion. Hopefully the trails aren't too beat up, but I wonder if any of that has to do with the extended closure.