Kevin, I've been pondering the same thing and trying to come up with the most effective way to attack the situation. I truly believe at this point that the Canyon Lakes Ranger District will use any and every reason possible to keep Long Draw closed for as long as they can and/or apparently, to not open it at all. They are logging up there and there is definitely some mild danger along the road for falling trees because of the pine beetle epidemic but under this rationale essentially every other road at the same elevation on Forest Service land in Northern Colorado should be closed.
I'm trying to research it now, and maybe a lawyer who's worked with the Forest Service before could help figure out if there's any laws they are breaking by not having some kind of public process for the logging operations and/or for denying access to the public lands unreasonably. I've got a call in to the district office and left a message with the decision maker. Here is the link to the closures page with the number to call Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests Pawnee National Grassland - Recreation
We could start a petition to open it but not sure how much that would help except maybe for future access so it wouldn't hurt I don't think. My other thought is to team up with Tout Unlimited/DOW/RMNP and other major user groups to file some kind of formal complaint and/or lawsuit. I'll also talk with Nathan at AW today and see what he thinks. Open to other ideas as well. This is bullshit and it needs to be fixed.