For first time, Eldorado Canyon State Park ponders requiring reservations

For first time, Eldorado Canyon State Park ponders requiring reservations

ELDORADO CANYON STATE PARK – Visitors to Eldorado Canyon State Park can enjoy world-class rock climbing and hiking trails, picnic along peaceful South Boulder Creek and get caught in traffic jams.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Deputy Regional Manager Windi Padia said the park’s popularity has grown dramatically along with Colorado’s population. For years, she said, the number of visitors remained steady at about 250,000 per year. In recent years, that number has mushroomed to more than 524,000.

In an effort to protect the park’s resources and to make sure it remains an enjoyable experience for visitors, CPW is looking at creating a draft management plan, which could include reservations and a shuttle system.

The agency is conducting an online survey to ask the public what the plan should include.

Read more at Denver7.

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