The Waldo Canyon fire started approximately 4 miles northwest of Colorado Springs, Colorado on June 23, 2012. The fire has been 100% contained (as of July 12). The Waldo Canyon Fire was active in the Pike National Forest and adjoining areas, covering a total of 18,247 acres.
- Any threat to the City of Colorado Springs from the fire has been 100% contained.
- The Colorado Department of Health has lifted the Wildfire Smoke Health Advisory for El Paso County.
Colorado Springs emergency responders, city and county officials, forest service personnel and utility companies have minimized the destruction and worked heroically to save many homes and many lives.
- Colorado Springs and surrounding communities are open for business and open for fun.
- Colorado Springs is still a beautiful location with stunning scenery and a variety of fun and exciting outdoor activities.
- Groups continue to book business in Colorado Springs and surrounding communities, both in the short and long term.
- All lodging properties and meeting venues are open and eager for your business.
All area attractions and activities are operating normally with one exception. We are saddened to report that Flying W Ranch was destroyed in the fire. The Colorado Springs CVB will assist any groups with alternative plans if they were scheduled to visit Flying W. If any groups have paid a deposit, they will be issued a refund, though the details of that process are to be determined.
- Garden of the Gods Park and the Air Force Academy were not damaged by the fire.
- Majority of the trail system is available to hikers and mountain bikers.
- The Colorado Springs Airport is just 15 minutes from downtown and it is operating normally.
Thank you in advance for all you have done to support Colorado Springs to this point. For more information on Colorado Springs, please contact your Hyland Group representative.