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  • Dirt Roads & Trails Seasonal Closure IS in effect as of Dec. 7.

    Based on recent precipitation, the annual seasonal closure of native surface roads, also known as dirt roads, will go into effect on December 7, 2019.  Rainfall, soil moisture, road and trail conditions, and weather forecasts are factors that trigger a seasonal closure earlier than January 1. The roads will remain closed until at least April 1.

    The seasonal closure is designed to protect roadbeds and watersheds from damage and to protect water quality.  A minimum three month closure period from January 1 through March 30 was designated for the core part of the winter in the Eldorado National Forest Travel Management Plan. To maintain flexibility, the timing of the dirt road closure is determined based on current conditions each year which may cause the closure to go into effect early or be extended. 



https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/eldorado/alerts-notices/?aid=55815