While extensive work was completed in the fall of 2022, allowing the reopening of the Caldor Burn area to the public, many repairs will be needed an ongoing through 2023 and 2024. Always use caution when recreating in the burn area and please stay on designated trails and roads to allow vegetation to re-grow and stabilize the hillsides. Hazard trees are prevalent and new erosion issues will need to be addressed after every winter.
Working in a burn scar:
- Clear fallen hazard trees
- Fix burned stump holes
- Address new erosion issues
- Fix damaged retaining structures
- Rebuild Johnson Pass Trail
- Work on Warr and Cowboy Hat Trail
- Work on Xmas Valley neighborhood connectors
- Replace burned bridges (Completed July 2022)
- Repair dozer damage (Completed June 2022)
Safety notice: Please be aware that even when trail work has been completed and the trails are open in the burn area, increased hazards will continue to exist including: stump holes, fire weakened trees, ash and other dangers. Always use caution when going in a burn area and it’s highly recommended to avoid these areas on windy days, trees can fall at any time.
Hazard tree mitigation will be ongoing through 2024, so please be aware of forestry operations in progress.