The Conundrum Creek Trailhead parking lot will be closed October 9 through October 13 for a trailhead maintenance project. Forest crews will utilize the last part of the season and mild weather to place boulders around the parking area to reduce impacts to vegetation.

The Conundrum Creek Trail remains open for use, however cars will not be allowed to park in the parking area during the maintenance operations. As a reminder, parking is not allowed along county road 15B from Castle Creek Road to the trailhead.

“If you are looking to hike Conundrum Creek Trail during this maintenance activity we recommend either being dropped off by a friend or family member or finding an alternative trail for this short time,” said Shelly Grail Braudis, Recreation Manager for the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District. “We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but we are looking forward to making these much needed improvements at the trailhead before the winter season.”

Suggested alternative day hikes include visiting Ashcroft, American Lake, Cathedral Lake or selecting a trail within the Maroon Creek Valley to visit. For more suggestions please call the Sopris Ranger Station at 970-963-2266.