I was up in the area today along the Guanella Pass road. I have never seen the area busier before. Just a total zoo. On the way down I saw a mini van coming down off the road from the trail... The pressure this area is getting has increased 10 fold since the guanella pass road was improved. I see changes on the horizon for the trails up around Leavenworth, Waldorf, Argentine.
It took me an hour and 40 minutes to go from Georgetown to Idaho Springs today, traffic was insane.