COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- A portion of Gold Camp Road is closed north of Cheyenne Cañon Park due to a boulder blocking the road.
According to the City, the boulder fell into the road Sunday. The USDA Forest Service is working on clearing the road.
The temporary closure is affecting the northern boundary of North Cheyenne Cañon Park, north of the Chutes and Ladders Trailhead, to the gravel parking lot uphill from Helen Hunt Falls
Drivers are asked to avoid the road altogether until the boulder can be moved.
No word on how long the closure will last.
Temporary closure of Gold Camp Road from the northern boundary of North Cheyenne Cańon Park to Helen Hunt Falls was already planned from May 3 - 28, weather-dependent.
That closure was created to allow the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department to improve and expand the existing gravel parking lot. That's located uphill of Helen Hunt Falls at the intersection of North Cheyenne Canyon Road, High Drive, and Gold Camp Road.
During that closure, Gold Camp Road will be open to recreational users, including hikers, cyclists, equestrians, and motorized vehicles under 50" width.
The City says the total cost of the project is $320,000, and is funded by the Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) sales tax.