Forest Service, Inmate Crews To Remove Old Cabin On Smuggler
The U.S. Forest Service is conducting restoration work on Smuggler Mountain near Warren Lakes for the next several weeks. Hikers and bikers could see increased traffic on the county road.
The Forest Service will remove an abandoned cabin, clean up trash and debris and maintain a stretch of road on the upper portion of Smuggler Mountain. They are partnering with the Department of Corrections to and inmate crews from the Buena Vista Correctional Facility will assist in this project.
It’s part of an effort that began last summer, in which the Forest Service worked to remove eight unauthorized structures in the White River National Forest. The others were located on Snowmass Mountain, Conundrum Creek, Anderson Lakes and Lincoln Creek.
This final project on Smuggler Mountain will impact about three miles from the county road to Warren Lakes.