2002: One tough year for Fremont County, Colo.

2002: One tough year for Fremont County, Colo.

Tourism numbers melt while forests burn
Visitors walk on the Royal Gorge Bridge near Cañon City. Tourist numbers have been improving the last few years in Fremont County since a significant downturn after the Iron Mountain Fire in 2002. Tourism in Fremont County, and in much of the state, took an economic hit after a brutal fire year in 2002.

2002: One tough year for Fremont County, Colo.

Visitors walk on the Royal Gorge Bridge near Cañon City. Tourist numbers have been improving the last few years in Fremont County since a significant downturn after the Iron Mountain Fire in 2002. Tourism in Fremont County, and in much of the state, took an economic hit after a brutal fire year in 2002.
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