It was open and then it wasn't...Colorado's newest state park, Fisher's Peak State Park opened earlier this year and then had to be closed due to some serious flood damage. Now, it's back open and ready to be explored.

According to Outthere Colorado, the nearly month long closure has come to an end thanks to some hard work by the crew and with Colorado Parks and Wildlife and state park officials.

Thanks to 5 inches of rain that fell in the area back in mid May, Trinidad Lake, about 3.5 miles from Fisher's Peak rose 10 feet higher than normal causing dangerous conditions and damage.


The rainfall caused damage throughout the park and eroded many trails but through hard work and determination, we can now enjoy Colorado's newest state park.

Fishers Peak State Park became Colorado's 42nd state park and  is named for the tabletop mountain that reaches 9,633 in elevation. The summit was formed by lava and is considered an icon by the locals of Trinidad.  The park has over 19,000 acres.

If you're looking for a summer adventure/road trip idea...this is a good one.

It's about a 3.5 hour drive from Windsor.

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