KUSA - Three school groups from the Front Range that have been stuck this week at mountain retreats near Estes Park are making their way back home.
By late Friday, one group was home, another was en route by bus but a third remained stranded awaiting an airlift.
There is a group of 85 fifth-graders from Fireside Middle School in Louisville that is hunkered down at the Cal Wood Education Center, which is near Jamestown. Boulder Valley School District information officer Briggs Gambin said Friday the group likely will be airlifted out of the camp Saturday because all the roads are washed out.
"The students are safe and sound," he said Friday during a news conference in Boulder.
There was also a group of nearly 75 seventh-graders from Loveland's Lucile Erwin Middle School who had been at the Covenant Heights Retreat Center, which is south of Estes Park near the Longs Peak trailhead on Highway 7.
The Thompson School District said late Friday afternoon the group is being bussed over Trail Ridge Road to Grandby, where they will spend the night at East Grand Middle School. They are scheduled to leave there Saturday morning to get home to Loveland via Highway 40 then I-70 to Denver.
A group of sixth-graders from Denver's Graland School was at the YMCA of the Rockies. They arrived back in Denver about 5:30 p.m. Friday.
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