Information for Cavers
For national forests and grasslands in the Rocky Mountain Region, most caves are open to public access with some important requirements and exceptions:
- Registration is required to access caves that are open. Click here to learn more and register.
- Clothing and equipment used in states/provinces where white-nose syndrome is found or suspected are prohibited. The current map of states / provinces where white-nose syndrome has been confirmed can be found on by following this link on the WhiteNoseSyndrome.org or WhiteNoseSyndrome- map web page.
- Decontamination procedures following US Fish and Wildlife Service protocols are required by everyone to enter any and all caves.
- All known cave hibernacula are closed during the winter hibernation period.
Alerts & Warnings
- Difficult Campground and Day-use area clsoed
- Crystal Mill Road (NFSR 314) closed Oct. 3-7
- Garibaldi Gulch (NFSR 356) closed through Oct. 7
- NFSR 700 to be closed at Red Sandstone Creek through Oct. 14
- Keystone Gulch Road closed to motor traffic at Upper Gate
- Homestake Reservoir Dam parking area closed
- Logging traffic on Boreas Pass, Indiana Creek
- Grizzly Creek Trail and Canyon closed after 2 miles
- Coulter Lake Closure