Bears are active and there have been incidents at several campgrounds across the White River National Forest:
-Weller Campgroundand Lincoln Gulch Campground on the Aspen/Sopris Ranger District are open to hard sided campers only-no tents or soft sided pop up campers
-Backpackers in the Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness are required to have bear resistant canisters
- Montezuma Road near Keystone has been closed to overnight camping
The Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs is undergoing construction. The project will require river traffic to halt between the hours of 4:00 am and noon on several weekdays in late July and early August; dates will depend on the weather and construction progress. Weekends will not be affected. Visit grandavebridge.codot.gov or call (970)618-9897 for current information.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., Oct 12, 2012 –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) notified the U.S. Forest Service that it has discovered isolated surface deposits of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) on portions of the valley floor at Camp Hale on the White River National Forest. White River Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams has ordered a closure of the affected area (see map) until the known hazardous materials have been mitigated and/or removed. Supervisor Fitzwilliams has issued an...see full press release.
Maintenance of the Norrie Bridge on National Forest Route (NFR) 504 will begin Oct. 3 and end no later than Oct. 7. The maintenance involves removing and replacing the running planks on the bridge. There is no existing suitable detour route available for this project. As such, there will be no detour, and all travelers over the bridge may experience up to 20 minute delays.
The McCullough Gulch Trail (#43), south of Breckenridge, will be closed to all users beginning September 6 to allow for removal of an unauthorized bridge and debris in the drainage. The McCullough Gulch Road (#851) and McCullough Gulch Trail (#43) will be closed at the intersection of Blue Lakes Road (#850). The closure will be in effect from September 6 through October 1, 2016, Monday through Friday, for both motorized and non-motorized users. Hikers will be allowed on the road and trail on weekends. Access to Quandary Peak Trail will remain open during this time.
Thanks to the quick response of the Eagle/Holy Cross district and a small group of cavers, the broken ladder inside the access culvert at Fulford Cave has been removed and a new ladder installed. Fulford Cave is now open for use. Remember that access to all caves in Region 2 must be authorized through a mandatory registration system that is available online through the regional office. Click here to register.