COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Chutes Trail in North Cheyenne Cañon Park will be closed starting Tuesday, Oct. 8 to finalize its conversion from a multi-use, bi-directional trail to a dedicated downhill mountain bike trail. Construction is anticipated to be complete by the week of Oct. 22, weather dependent.
Ladders Trail, which has been connected to Gold Camp Road, will remain open to provide users the necessary connections from Stratton Open Space to Gold Camp Road. Trail users may encounter construction equipment during the project.
The reroute includes approximately 1,600 linear feet of new trail that will provide technical, rocky trail features with ramps, drops and berms. The new upper section will drop from Gold Camp Road and end at the intersection with the Chamberlain Trail, located between the Gold Camp and Mesa reservoirs.
When complete, Chutes Trail will be open to downhill bicycle only; the Ladders Trail will be multi-use and multi-directional, providing connection from the Chamberlain Trail to Gold Camp Road; and Gold Camp Path will remain a bi-directional, hiking-only trail.
The project, which began in August, is recommended in the North Cheyenne Cañon Park Master Plan that was adopted by the PRCS Advisory Board in May 2018. For more information, visit www.coloradosprings.gov/chutes.