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Flooding Aftermath: Landslides Scar Colorado

Twin Sisters Slide

Rocky Mountain National Park Landslide Twin Sisters

(Image credit: Jonathan Godt, USGS)

Heavy mid-September rains in northern Colorado caused landslides along with flooding. This slide occured on the northwest flank of Twin Sisters Peak near Rocky Mt. National Park near Aspen Lodge.

Saint Malo Retreat Center

Landslide flood debris in Colorado

(Image credit: Heidi Koontz, USGS)

Trees turned to matchsticks by a landslide near the Saint Malo Retreat Center in Allenspark, Colo.

Colorado Debris Flow

Debris flow at Allenspark, Colorado

(Image credit: Heidi Koontz, USGS)

Hundreds of landslides and debris flows like this one at the Saint Malo Retreat Center in Allenspark, Colo., occured during the floods of September 2013.

Close Call

Saint Malo landslide

(Image credit: Heidi Koontz, USGS)

The Saint Malo Retreat Center in Allenspark, Colo., barely missed being hit by a landslide caused by heavy rains.

Jamestown Flood

Jamestown flood debris

(Image credit: Heidi Koontz, USGS)

Debris in Jamestown, Colo., after flooding created landslides in the mountain town.

Boulder Canyon Damage

debris flow in boulder canyon

(Image credit: Heidi Koontz, USGS)

Debris flow damage in Boulder Canyon in the wake of September's Colorado floods.

Stephanie Pappas
Stephanie Pappas is a contributing writer for Live Science. She covers the world of human and animal behavior, as well as paleontology and other science topics. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has ducked under a glacier in Switzerland and poked hot lava with a stick in Hawaii. Stephanie hails from East Tennessee, the global center for salamander diversity. Follow Stephanie on Google+.