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Release Date: 08/13/09
Contacts: Cass Cairns (719) 269-8553    

Flash Floods Limit Texas Creek Access

Cañon City, Colo. – BLM’s Texas Creek OHV recreation area is open but access is limited due to washout conditions caused by July’s flash floods. The recreation area is located between Cañon City and Salida across the Arkansas River and north of US Hwy 50 in Fremont County.
Washed out conditions have created ruts and exposed rocks on trails making OHV travel difficult. ATV access is not possible at this time on Bull Gulch trail #6061.
County Road 27 that provides access into the Texas Creek OHV recreation area was also damaged by the flash floods. It is passable but users are advised to drive with caution along this road and throughout the recreation area.
“Late afternoon flash floods are common this time of year. It would be wise to check the weather forecast for this area for potential severe thunderstorm activity prior to loading up your ATV(s),” said Linda McGlothen, acting Royal Gorge Field Manager.
Road and trail condition information is available at 719-269-8500 during and after regular business hours.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

  BLM Royal Gorge Field Office 3028 East Main Street Canon City, CO 81212  

Last updated: 08-19-2009