Seasonal Traffic on Rampart Range Road will need to heed trucks hauling timber

Contact(s): Ryan Harlow, Crystal Young


PUEBLO, Colo., March 5, 2021 – The Pike and San Isabel National Forests Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands Pikes Peak Ranger District have begun conducting thinning operations along Rampart Range Road (NFSR 300) and are scheduled to continue until June 2021.

The project is not likely to close areas to recreation, however, activity on the Rainbow Gulch Trail may be impacted at times and recreationists are cautioned to be safe around logging trucks on the road. 

The planned projects are part of the on-going efforts to reduce fuel loads and dense timber stands that contribute to catastrophic wildfires. Thinning operations also help to diversify the ecology and improve forest health.

For more information regarding this project, please contact Ryan Harlow with the U.S. Forest Service Pikes Peak Ranger District at 719-477-4213 or by email at ryan.harlow@usda.gov.

 

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