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County working to repair, reopen Section 16 Trail

Published On: Jul 16 2013 12:09:06 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 16 2013 12:11:49 PM CDT

The Section 16 trailhead before the fire. (El Paso County/


Progress is made toward reopening a popular trail damaged by the Black Forest Fire.

The restroom facilities and parking lot at the Section 16 Trailhead have been fully restored and are now open to the public.

Fire damage to the Trailhead facilities was minimal but there was more extensive damage along the Section 16 perimeter trail itself and the trail is not yet open. El Paso County Parks says its crews are working to get the trail back open, but there's no estimate for when that might happen.

Black Forest Section 16 is a 640 acre open space site that is leased from the State Land Board under the operations of El Paso County Parks.  

The Section 16 Trailhead is located at 8498 Burgess Road, just west of the intersection of Burgess Road and Vollmer Road.


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