VF Corporation, the major company that owns such outdoor brands as The North Face and Timberland, is moving its global headquarters to Denver.
The buffer zone surrounding the former trigger manufacturing site was turned into a refuge that the government intends to allow trail access to.
The decision actually comes as a relief to the creator, who felt the account had spiraled out of control over the past few months.
Campfires are now only allowed in designated campfire rings in picnic areas and established campgrounds. Charcoal grills, wood fuel camp stoves and gas grills can also be used.
A retired professor claims he has evidence of plutonium particles contaminating the refuge. Government lawyers counter that the EPA has since determined the area was safe.
Outdoors companies including RockyMounts and Timberleaf Teardrop Trailers are drawn to the quality of life and tax breaks.
Many would-be climbers get their information on social media where it’s easy to find selfie shots and GoPro video highlighting “epic” adventures.
As Garden of the Gods, Conundrum Hot Springs and Hanging Lake experience record visitors, park officials are scrambling for solutions.
The area, set to open to the public this summer, is one of the few nature spaces within 30 miles of Denver.
While Costilla County has only 3,524 residents, due to its unique history it has more than 45,000 landowners, mostly absentee.