Bear activity in the Half Moon, Cross Creek & Fall Creek areas of the Holy Cross Wilderness (Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District) caused an encounter with improperly stored food at East Cross Creek’s designated camping area. Click on bear-resistant containers to see how to store food appropriately.
All designated dispersed campgrounds at Crater Lake (Aspen-Sopris Ranger District) have been closed until further notice.
The Forest NOW REQUIRES backpackers/campers in the West Maroon Creek drainage to store all food, garbage, & attractants in bear-resistant containers.
Click here for details of the Summit County'srebuilding of the Montezuma Bridge from Aug. 18 through Sept. l. Installation has been re-scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 28 and Friday, Aug. 29. Montezuma Road will be closed to through traffic for extended periods on these two days. Sign up for Summit County Alert at www.scalert.org for updates.
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.
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.