Pagosa Ranger District Announces Winter Road Closures

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colorado – November 28th, 2018 - Visitors to the National Forest should be prepared to encounter closed gates on a number of forest roads across the Pagosa Ranger District starting December 3rd, unless resource and safety considerations warrant an earlier closure. Even if snow levels are not very deep, many roads will be closed to prevent damage to road surfaces during freezing and thawing periods. Travelers should always be prepared for winter conditions and travel with shovels, tire chains and appropriate safety equipment necessary for winter conditions.

See below for specific road closure dates:

December 3rd

December 14th

December 21st

January 4th

Blue Creek #012/Big Branch #664

Castle Creek #660 to Opal Lake Trailhead

First Fork #622            (Main Gate)

Blanco River #656

Snowball #646

Lefthand Canyon #024   

East Fork #667

Devil Mountain #626

Echo Canyon #029

Fawn Gulch Road #666

Fourmile Road #645

Mosca #631

Turkey Springs #629 Lower/Middle Gate

Trail Ridge # 639

Jackson Mountain #037

Buckles Lake #663

Eight Mile Mesa #651

West Fork # 648

Snow Ranch #628

Price Lakes #731

Kenney Flats #006

Williams Creek #640 and Poison Pk. (644)

Turkey Creek #647           

 

Valle Seco Upper #653 to private property

Nipple #665 to Echo #029

Turkey Springs #629 Upper Gate

 

Burns Canyon #649 (above 2ndGate)

Devil Creek #627 to State Wildlife Area

McManus #633 (at Plumtaw Intersection)

 

First Fork #622 (gate at Sheep Cr.)

 

Middle Fork #636 and Toner #637

 

West Monument #630

 

Plumtaw #634

 

 

 

Burns Canyon #649 (to 2ndGate)

 

 

 

Jack’s Pasture #746

 

Since some roads may need to be closed prior to their set dates, it is important for forest visitors to contact the Pagosa Ranger District to obtain the most up-to-date road information prior to heading out to the forest during the early winter season.  Please stop in or call the Pagosa office at (970) 264-2268, or visit our website at.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5262330

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