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Old 12-05-2014, 11:18 AM   #1
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Rist Canyon/ Stove Prairie conditons

Any recent intel on these roads would be appreciated. Ice and snow on the road or dry? Thanks much!
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:22 AM   #2
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Any recent intel on these roads would be appreciated. Ice and snow on the road or dry? Thanks much!
Just rode them last weekend. Great shape. No snow/ice. As usual for winter, watch for gravel/sand in the corners.

We At Stove Prairie, we rode south to the closure before the narrows. Rumor is this section of road will be repaired & reopened in December. If so, I'll be taking a spin over the holidays.
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Old 12-05-2014, 01:27 PM   #3
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Thanks! Will take a ride there on Sunday then. Saw the announcement of re-opening Buckhorn... looking forward to that as well.
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:10 PM   #4
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Interesting details on the $15M road project through the narrows. You never think about all the work that goes into these things as you pass through admiring the scenery.

http://larimer.org/engineering/cr_27.pdf
http://www.larimer.org/engineering/p...s/Stat9323.htm

For those that might be tempted to ride thru the closure on a weekend, they are working 7 days a week to finish this project.
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:34 PM   #5
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Impressive indeed. I have not been there since the flood. Only seen pictures of the damage and GE images - the damage is staggering. Actually 15M doesn't sound all that bad for this much work...

EDIT - says 12/23 for reopening date here
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Old 12-05-2014, 09:43 PM   #6
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Interesting details on the $15M road project through the narrows. You never think about all the work that goes into these things as you pass through admiring the scenery.

http://larimer.org/engineering/cr_27.pdf
http://www.larimer.org/engineering/p...s/Stat9323.htm

For those that might be tempted to ride thru the closure on a weekend, they are working 7 days a week to finish this project.
Amazing work they are doing in such a short period of time! Thanks for the docs, Jeff. The pictures make you realize how destructive that was. Never did head down to see it. So, Christmas Eve ride through the Narrows, then?
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Old 12-06-2014, 10:46 AM   #7
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Amazing work they are doing in such a short period of time! Thanks for the docs, Jeff. The pictures make you realize how destructive that was. Never did head down to see it. So, Christmas Eve ride through the Narrows, then?
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Old 12-21-2014, 11:15 AM   #8
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Amazing work they are doing in such a short period of time! Thanks for the docs, Jeff. The pictures make you realize how destructive that was. Never did head down to see it. So, Christmas Eve ride through the Narrows, then?
Weather is looking good and the county web site still indicates the 24th for opening. My son is in town and up for a ride. Meet 11am at jj's? Lunch at Mish or Verns?
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Amazing work they are doing in such a short period of time! Thanks for the docs, Jeff. The pictures make you realize how destructive that was. Never did head down to see it. So, Christmas Eve ride through the Narrows, then?
Weather is looking good and the county web site still indicates the 24th for opening. My son is in town and up for a ride. Meet 11am at jj's? Lunch at Mish or Verns?

http://www.larimer.org/roads/road_closures.cfm
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If it's looking good for Christmas Eve day, all in! Can we California Cycle through, so we're the first ones around noon?
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Drove up there yesterday evening. The bridges are in, but need some paving of the approaches. They still have a gate up at the narrows and no pavement.
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Drove up there yesterday evening. The bridges are in, but need some paving of the approaches. They still have a gate up at the narrows and no pavement.
Paving will not be done until Spring/Summer.

11am at JJ's on the 24th for those who are interested.

Official opening will be 10am on the 24. From today's paper:

Residents of the Buckhorn Canyon area west of Fort Collins are getting an early Christmas present from the county — a quicker trip into town.
Larimer County plans to reopen County Road 27, also called Buckhorn Canyon Road, during an informal celebration at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Christmas Eve event at the mile point 8 crossing of Buckhorn Creek marks the first time that the road will be passable between County Road 38E to the south and “the narrows” section of the canyon since the September 2013 flood.
Residents living northwest of the narrows have had to take a long detour on Rist Canyon Road to travel into Fort Collins and to points south.
Flooding severely damaged CR 27, which will be reopened as a gravel road. A $16 million project to rebuild the paved road will continue through the spring.
Construction will continue through the winter, and message boards will advise motorists of daytime closures or delays, according to a county update.
Updates on the project are available at larimer.org/engineering.
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:23 PM   #13
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Anyone else? So far Paula and myself.
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Anyone else? So far Paula and myself.
Need to push out to noon at JJ's.
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:41 PM   #15
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i am gonna try and make it. Won't know till 11 or so. If I am not there by 12 sharp, forget about me...
What are you guys riding? I am thinking the DR for me.
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