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Visitor Use Management-Plan

​​​​​​​Eldorado Canyon Visitor Use Management Plan

CPW is developing a Visitor Use Management Plan (VUMP) for Eldorado Canyon State Park. The public will have several opportunities to participate in plan development.​​

​Sign up for email updates​​ about the visitor use ​management plan.​​


Why does Eldorado Canyon need a visitor use management plan?

  • 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, traffic congestion, and negative impacts to natural resources are degrading visitor experiences and impeding traffic flow for emergency services and nearby residents.​

What does the visitor use management plan do?

The plan will focus on providing for and managing visitor use to protect resources (i.e., natural, cultural, infrastructure) and enhance visitor experiences.

When will the plan be complete?

We anticipate a final Visitor Use Management Plan by the end of 2020. 

See more common questions about the visitor use management planning process in the VUMP frequently asked questions document.​​​

​Public Input Opportunities

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

The following materials will be handed out at our open houses. Please review them prior to filling out the online survey.

Open Ho​​uses 

  • Monday, September 9, 2019
    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Unity of Boulder
    2855 Folsom St., Boulder, CO 80304

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Avalon Ballroom
    6185 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder CO 80303

Online Survey

Thank you for your interest in providing input on Eldorado Canyon State Park’s Visitor Use Management Plan. This survey will be available until September 30, 2019. These links will take you to further instructions and the survey:

Meeting Minutes and Press Releases

Task Force Meeting Summaries

The Task Force is an advisory group made up of government and community representatives. All plans, strategies, and solutions identified by the group are non-binding. CPW has ultimate authority over the plan, but the organization is committed to taking the outcomes of this Task Force seriously.

​See the individual meeting notes for details:

Press Releases

If you have questions about any of the press releases listed below, please email Northeast Region Public Information Officer


Have more questions about the plan and process​?

Please email your questions about the Eldorado Canyon Visitor Use Management Plan Planning Manager ​​.​​