Dog Sled Race at Colorado’s Stagecoach State Park Postponed

   01.03.12

Oak Creek, CO– A dog sled race scheduled at Stagecoach State Park on January 7 and 8 has been indefinitely postponed because of safety concerns and unfavorable weather forecasts.

The park intends to reschedule the event when conditions improve.

“We have some open water near the inlet of the reservoir, and with the lack of snow here, we’re concerned that the brakes on the dog sleds won’t grip,” said Kimi Lehman, Administrative Assistant at Stagecoach State Park.

Fifteen to 20 dog sled teams were slated to race around the frozen Stagegoach Reservoir south of Steamboat Springs during the event, which was to be sponsored by the Stagecoach Property Owner’s Association and the Colorado Mountain Mushers.

Colorado Mountain Mushers and Stagecoach State Park staff are working together to reschedule a dog sled race in the near future.  For more information, please visit www.parks.state.co.us/parks/stagecoach or call the park office at 970-736-2436.

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