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Help shape the future of Eldorado Canyon State Park

Help shape the future of Eldorado Canyon State Park
Because of the geography of the park, the road, entrance station and parking all have limitations at Eldorado Canyon State Park. CPW is looking at possibilities to address congestion issues.
Jason Clay


Help shape the future of Eldorado Canyon State Park

- Colorado Parks and Wildlife is announcing two dates for public meetings to discuss the Visitor Use Management Plan for Eldorado Canyon State Park as well as an online public survey.

The two open houses will have the same agenda - two dates are being offered to maximize participation. Those dates are:

Monday, Sept. 9 | 6-8 p.m.
Unity of Boulder | 2855 Folsom St., Boulder, CO 80304

Tuesday, Sept. 27 | 6-8 p.m.
Avalon Ballroom | 6185 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder, CO 80303

To learn more about the project, please visit the Eldorado Canyon Visitor Use Management Plan website by clicking here.

The online survey will be posted to that website and available during September. 

You only need to participate in one open house or the survey to provide your input.

Members of the public interested in receiving updates about the visitor use management planning process can sign up for that here.

Eldorado Canyon State Park has experienced increasing visitation and reaches maximum vehicle capacity much of the year, especially during summer weekends and holidays. Illegal parking on the surrounding roads and traffic congestion are impeding traffic flow for emergency services and nearby residents.​

The Visitor Use Management Plan will focus on providing for and managing visitor use to protect resources and enhance visitor experiences. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.



CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.

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