El Paso County Parks has announced that the Rainbow Falls Recreation Area west of Manitou Springs will be closed to the public beginning May 28. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by September.
The closure will allow the Colorado Department of Transportation to construct major bank stabilization and drainage improvements on the site and along U. S. Highway 24 in the Ute Pass area. The improvements will help protect public and private property and ensure public safety.
Renovation of Rainbow Falls Recreation Area has been underway since El Paso County secured ownership of the property in 2010. Following the transportation departments improvements, El Paso County will resume efforts to improve trails and recreation amenities.
For more information on closures or renovation of the property, please contact El Paso County Parks at 719-520-PLAY.