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The Forest Service plans to reduce road access to the area burned by Colorado's largest wildfire. Rains have heavily damaged roads since the Hayman fire in 2002.
The agency plans to close 55 miles of roads inside the burn area. Some will be turned into trails.
The decision released this week will affect more than 50 dirt roads in the Pike National Forest in Teller, Park, Jefferson and Douglas counties.
It includes eleven miles of four-wheel drive roads that were closed after the fire. The Forest Service also will contour, reseed and block off all "informa"' roads that have been etched into the forest over the
years. Those are estimated to span 35 to 70 miles.