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BLM Annual Closures Start Dec. 1 For Winter Season

The Bureau of Land Management

Starting December 1, some Bureau of Land Management areas will be closed off to motorized and mechanized vehicles to protect big winter game and prevent road damage. 

Until April 15, some BLM areas in Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin Counties will be gated off to vehicles, but other outdoor recreation like horseback riding, snowshoeing, hiking and skiing are allowed. 

The only area blocked off to all human use is the Sutey Ranch in Garfield County. 

Other closures include the upper Transfer Trail over Glenwood Springs to maintain conditions for snowmobiling, Wolcott and Gypsum campgrounds in Eagle County and Prince Creek campgrounds in Pitkin County. 

A complete list and maps of areas closed for the winter season can be found at the Bureau of Land Management’s website.