Hidden Lakes press

Hidden Lakes Press

Information for Recreation in Colorado and the Rockies

Flat Tops Wilderness Trails

Wild fires in 2002, caused by lightning, burned more than 20,000 acres in the wilderness. By 2003 the burn areas were recovering. Visitors found grasses and wildflowers had began covering the once burned soil. Coniferous trees need fire to open cones and spread seeds to grow new trees.

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