Wildfires burned over 7.1 million acres of public and private lands during the summer of 2002, mostly in the western U.S. While battling these fires, 21 firefighters were killed.
Colorado Recreation & Environment
The White River National Forest encompasses 2.3 million acres in north-central Colorado west of the Continental Divide and straddling I-70. It includes one-sixth of national forest system lands in Colorado, but accounts for about 30 percent of recreational use.
Researchers developed a computer model of a complex forest ecosystem to simulate the release of carbon during the 2002 fire season in Colorado.
The well-maintained trail to Blue Lake is about 3 miles in length and is suitable for most hikers.
Impeccable service, a dazzling grounds and golf course complex, and great food at the resort’s many restaurants, all surrounded by the low, unassuming mountains of the Rocky Mountain foothills make the Broadmoor a winner.