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Posted on: March 19, 2018

Hangman’s Gulch Trail closed for stormwater improvement project


They say sometimes things need to get worse before they can get better. That’s definitely the case for a section of Hangman’s Gulch Trail that has dealt with the impacts of flooding for years. Now, some of those issues are being addressed, but the trail will need to be closed throughout construction.

Later this month, crews will begin work on Hangman’s Gulch between Interstate-25 and the East Plum Creek Trail. Work is expected to last through mid-June. The trail will be completely closed during that time for the safety of trail users.

Improvements include modifications at the Union Pacific Railroad underpass and an upsizing of the stormwater culvert under East Plum Creek Trail. These improvements will help eliminate the flooding issues that have occurred under the railroad and at the trail intersection in the past.

It’s important to note, because of the construction location, there will not be a detour for the trail closure. East Plum Creek and Sellars Gulch trails can be used as alternative routes.

Once the improvements along Hangman’s Gulch Trail are complete, crews will be installing the new culvert under East Plum Creek Trail. Crews are expected to start work there in early summer. A temporary detour through the area will be available to help trail users get safely through that construction site.

The entire project is expected to be complete in June, weather permitting. Stay up-to-date on the project on the Town’s official Facebook page (@CRGOV). Or, explore additional trail routes at

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