I apologize if I should've posted this in a more specific forum. I have reservations at a cabin in the Rollinsville area next week and am seeking information and advice from Colorado experts.
I've been reading about all of the horrible flooding and am so concerned for everyone--I've never been through such an event myself but have helped with cleanup after one, and I can only imagine that it will be a long time before people's lives get back to something like normal. I know things can change a lot in a week, and for the sake of everyone who is dealing with such stress and danger, I hope they do! But I wanted to seek the advice of the experts now, in case I should be changing my plans.
I read that the state DOT is recommending that people avoid non-essential travel in several counties, including Gilpin, which is where I'd be. I do not want to be part of the problem, driving around cluelessly and getting in the way! And selfishly, I'd also like to be somewhere where it's not too hard to get around in a rental car, do some hiking, shop for groceries, etc. I was hoping to check out Boulder, visit RMNP, and do some hiking in the area. I know RMNP is closed and Boulder is having terrible trouble, but I am not sure what to expect around Rollinsville itself. I've already paid in full for the cabin rental, but perhaps the owner would consider a partial refund if it's truly a bad time for tourists to be in the area.
If it seems like things will probably be ok, I'd also love to hear any suggestions about easy-moderate hikes with trailheads that can be accessed in a mid-sized rental car.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.