One of the last hot spots on the southern front of the Waldo Canyon Fire was in Williams Canyon, not far from Cave of the Winds. The canyon is an absolute treasure and though we’ve been unable to get an official word on the extent of the damage, we’ve heard that the fire didn’t make it below the waterfall. But there’s no question that some damage has been done. To get some sense of why the fire was particularly difficult to fight there and why it would it would have been such a tremendous loss if the entirety of it had burned, please take a look at these images past and present we originally ran in October 2010.


2 Responses to Williams Canyon Revisited

  1. Candace Romig says:

    Thank you for this. WC is one of my favorite hikes.

  2. Julie francis says:

    Thanks for this I look forward to the wild flowers blooming from the ash. Life has so many ironies!


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