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Old 12-18-2018, 07:53 AM
Status: "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas ... to no avail." (set 11 days ago)
 
Location: Manitou Springs
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You can access Rampart Range Rd. from Garden of the Gods (near Balanced Rock) .... but sometimes that's a knuckle-clenching drive. Haven't been for awhile, but that road was washed out bad the last time I was on it. I have no idea what kind of shape it's in now.
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Old 12-18-2018, 09:00 AM
 
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It was in really good shape the last time I was on it - which was a few years after all the flooding closed everything for awhile.
Another Front Range access point for Rampart Range Rd. is off of Tomah Rd. in the Greenland/Larkspur area. Hidden Valley Rd. to Bergen Park Rd. It comes out right near the Devil's Head Fire Tower.
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Old 12-18-2018, 10:27 AM
 
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Agree with most of the stuff already mentioned, which are things already planned, just not funded.
Would like to see better funded police department.
Maybe build the Powers overpass at Research, and continue Powers north to the 25.
Tear down the power plant.
i would like to see more police officers patrolling neighborhoods at night keeping an eye for those scums breaking into cars
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Old 12-18-2018, 10:29 AM
 
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You can access Rampart Range Rd. from Garden of the Gods (near Balanced Rock) .... but sometimes that's a knuckle-clenching drive. Haven't been for awhile, but that road was washed out bad the last time I was on it. I have no idea what kind of shape it's in now.
its def smoothed out now. been on it a few times on my motorcycle. havent seen any washouts...at least garden of the gods to woodland park side
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Old 12-18-2018, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Powers/Dublin
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I can't name just one thing.

  1. I'd like to see a state park lake camping recreation area like Chatfiled and Cherry Creek.
  2. I'd like a concert venue, amphitheater like Red Rocks where big named bands play, not just in Denver. I know World Arena and Pikes Peak Center gets some, but not enough.
  3. I wish it was not so windy. There are many days where the weather would be really nice if the wind would just stop blowing.
  4. I wish the roads were kept up better, expand, widen lanes before the traffic get worse, and new businesses and homes are built.
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:31 PM
 
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I would *LOVE!!!* to see a Trolley back downtown so I could hop on a trolley and go downtown/go up to University Village without getting in my car. A girl can dream
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Old 12-19-2018, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Denver
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It was in really good shape the last time I was on it - which was a few years after all the flooding closed everything for awhile.
Another Front Range access point for Rampart Range Rd. is off of Tomah Rd. in the Greenland/Larkspur area. Hidden Valley Rd. to Bergen Park Rd. It comes out right near the Devil's Head Fire Tower.
You're right, there is these access points for a car, but you can't park near the bottom of Rampart Range road near Garden of the Gods or on Mt. Herman road and dirtbike up to the trails. It's the same thing with the Tomah Rd entrance near Castle Rock, you have to drive a ways up all the switchbacks up and over the first mountain before you can unload and ride. It'd be much nicer if there was parking on bottom and you could ride dirtbikes up to the trail system on back. It's almost like they try to keep riders out of the front range side... I get the Air Force Academy and why they wouldn't want tons of people right behind there but the rest of the front range is just houses with big lots.
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I can't name just one thing.

  1. I'd like to see a state park lake camping recreation area like Chatfiled and Cherry Creek.
  2. I'd like a concert venue, amphitheater like Red Rocks where big named bands play, not just in Denver. I know World Arena and Pikes Peak Center gets some, but not enough.
  3. I wish it was not so windy. There are many days where the weather would be really nice if the wind would just stop blowing.
  4. I wish the roads were kept up better, expand, widen lanes before the traffic get worse, and new businesses and homes are built.
RE bolded, about every generation that seems to come up. The problem is we have no major rivers to supply such an effort, no natural collection zones, and doing so would require pumping the water in and then dealing with the natural absorbtion and evaporation that the area is not naturally able to deal with too effectively. Back in the '80s the proposal was for this to happen on Banning Lewis property to support growth out there. As recently as this century the site had moved to the southeast in support of the Southern Delivery System. Still hasn't happened.
https://www.csbj.com/2009/05/08/sail...d-happen-soon/
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Old 12-20-2018, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Powers/Dublin
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RE bolded, about every generation that seems to come up. The problem is we have no major rivers to supply such an effort, no natural collection zones, and doing so would require pumping the water in and then dealing with the natural absorbtion and evaporation that the area is not naturally able to deal with too effectively. Back in the '80s the proposal was for this to happen on Banning Lewis property to support growth out there. As recently as this century the site had moved to the southeast in support of the Southern Delivery System. Still hasn't happened.
https://www.csbj.com/2009/05/08/sail...d-happen-soon/

Oh interesting. I hadn't heard that. I thought both the ones in Denver are man made and I thought the Platte river would be the supply? Well maybe someday?
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Old 12-23-2018, 08:34 PM
 
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Honestly fountain creek flows enough to create a decent sized reservoir, and would have been more flow if ft carson hadn't cut off the tributary. Catchment seems to be the largest issue, east to west would work if there was a water supply. It could possibly work in south Fountain.
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