Glenwood BLM winter closures begin Dec. 1 |

Glenwood BLM winter closures begin Dec. 1

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. The Bureau of Land Management’s Glenwood Springs Field Office will be closing several gates for the winter season beginning Dec. 1 to protect critical big game winter range and prevent road damage.These seasonal closures occur annually from Dec. 1 to April 30 at several points in the Castle Peak area in Eagle County, East Elk Creek in Garfield County, and on Light Hill and the Crown in Pitkin County.All of the areas continue to be open to nonmotorized recreation such as hiking, snowshoeing, horseback riding and skiing.The lower gate at Transfer Trail above Glenwood Springs will also be closed Dec. 1 to maintain snow conditions for snowmobiling.”We appreciate the public’s cooperation in helping us protect wildlife and public lands,” said Jamie Connell, Glenwood Springs field manager. “We typically see few violations.”BLM’s Wolcott Campground will close Dec. 1 and reopen May 15.For additional information or to report violations in these areas call the Glenwood Springs Field Office, 947-2800.Post Independent, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Colo. CO

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