Public Service Announcement: Alpine Plateau Road Winter Closure Order

Contact(s): Kim Phillips, Dylan Peters

Delta, CO, December 2, 2019 –

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests have issued a closure order for the Alpine Plateau Road (National Forest System Road [NFSR] 867) from December 1, 2019 to May 15, 2020.

  • The closure area begins approximately 6 miles south of U.S. Highway 50, immediately south of the intersection of Alpine Plateau Road and Arrowhead Properties’ “Winter Trailhead” interior road.
  • Mid and full-sized vehicles are prohibited within the closure area. Non-licensed off-highway vehicles less than 60” wide and vehicles designed to operate over-snow may still travel within the closure, although extreme caution is advised.
  • This closure has been enacted for public health and safety, along with resource protection due to hazardous winter driving conditions and increased logging traffic.
  • For questions concerning this closure, please call the Gunnison Ranger District at 970-641-0471