El Paso County Parks has closed the Rainbow Falls Recreation Area due to trail damage from recent storms.
"This temporary closure is due to the safety concerns of the current conditions and potential for flash flooding," said Commissioner Sallie Clark who represents the area. "We are working collaboratively with other agencies to assess the damage. A clean up of the area is still planned in September in partnership with Manitou Environmental Citizens Action (MECA) and thank everyone for their cooperation."
Due to significant storm water run-off and related erosion issues, the Rainbow Falls Recreation Area has experienced significant damage including the wash-out of the primary trail back to the falls.
Because of safety concerns, the park is closed until further notice. The park will be reopened once the monsoon rains subside and repairs can be made at the site.
El Paso County Parks manages more than 6,000 acres of parkland and 99 miles of trails.