Deep ruts along the Young Gulch Trail in the Roosevelt National Forest; Nov. 19, 2013.
Credit U.S. Forest Service
Colorado’s historic floods, coupled with the 2012 wildfires, were especially punishing for many Northern Colorado recreation areas. Six months after the water receded, officials with the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest are still working to gauge the extent of the damage.
A firefighter mops up on ARP land following the High Park Fire
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Recent rainfall along the Front Range and central mountains has reduced the fire danger enough that U.S. Forest Service officials are lifting Stage 1 fire restrictions in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and for the Pawnee National Grassland. That includes some of the forests burned by the High Park fire.