COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department has reopened all trails in Red Rock Canyon Open Space that were temporarily closed over the weekend while Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) tracked an aggressive bear that confronted a hiker and two dogs Thursday near the Section 16 Trailhead. CPW has removed all traps and ceased its search. The bear has not been located. No serious injuries were incurred in the confrontation.
As always, trail users are reminded to be alert for wildlife, hike in pairs and keep pets leashed. To report aggressive bear activity to CPW, call 719-227-5200. If it’s a life-threatening emergency, call 911. CPW offers additional Bear Aware tips on its website: http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/LivingwithWildlifeWildBears.aspx.