As firefighters gain control of the wildfires burning in Colorado, several tourist attractions are reopening.
High Park Fire, Fort Collins
The Mishawaka restaurant and concert venue in Poudre Canyon is reopening for business on July 4 at 10 a.m.Mishawaka's website said the restaurant will be serving lunch and dinner every day in addition to breakfast on weekends. Mishawaka's concert schedule will resume with a Keller Williams concert on Friday July 13.Lory State Park near Fort Collins has reopened. 490 acres in the park burned. The fire did burn through the upper portion of the Timber Trail and left some minor resource damage along the trail corridor. Backcountry camping is currently banned in the park.Fore the latest information on hiking trails in the Poudre Canyon area, contact the Canyon Lakes Ranger District at 970-295-6700. The office is staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the summer.
Waldo Canyon Fire
The Pikes Peak Cog Railway is operating normally. The railway depot and town of Manitou Springs were not damaged.The Barr Trail and Barr Camp on Pikes Peak are open.Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center reopened yesterday.The North Pole and Santa's Workshop reopened yesterday.Sadly though, the Flying W Ranch was destroyed in the fire. It had been operating since 1953 and was celebrating its 60th year in business.