Lakewood Gulch, a trickling tributary in west Denver that feeds into the South Platte River, was once a pretty good place to disappear. The area was overgrown and full of as much concrete as it was weeds; many people used it for what street artist Peter Miles Bergman calls "unsanctioned use:: day drinking, urban camping, walking dogs off-leash.
Thanks in part to a new light-rail line that will run alongside the gulch, the area has gotten a makeover. But Bergman has observed that new biking paths and beautiful vegetation haven't completely eradicated illegal-ish activity in the area.
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In order to "draw attention to unsanctioned use, facilitate it and be unsanctioned use at the same time," Bergman has resurrected a prank he first pulled in 2008 by installing fake trail markers designed to look like construction signs along a 3.3-mile route that follows the water from west Denver to Lakewood.