The City of Colorado Springs reopened the newly paved Sinton Trail Friday.
According to a news release, “stormwater repairs to more than six miles of concrete channel along North and South Douglas creeks are anticipated to be complete by June 15.”
The $5 million project began in October, resulting in the trail’s closure in December, the release stated. Damage to the both the trail and creek was a result of the Waldo Canyon Fire in 2012, which “dramatically changed the vegetative cover and soil characteristics of the North and South Douglas Creek drainage basins and the Camp Creek drainage basin,” according to the release.
North Douglas Creek runs southeast from Wolf Ranch toward Garden of the Gods Road, eventually joining Monument Creek near Interstate-25 in central Colorado Springs. Douglas creek flows in the same direction from Flying W Ranch along Garden of the Gods Road and meets Monument Creek near the confluence of North Douglas Creek.