Federal Regulations and White River National Forest Special Orders

The following is a list of official Federal Prohibitions and Special Orders issued by the Rocky Mountain Regional Forester and the Forest Supervisor for the White River National Forest. These orders describe the prohibitions, closures, and regulations for the Forest and are subject to updates and changes.

Code of Federal Regulations:

Title 36 CFR 261 Subpart A - General Prohibitions for all Forest Service Lands (View the 7/2010 version.)

Title 36 CFR 261 Subpart B - Additional prohibitions for the Rocky Mountain Region, White River National Forest, and specific Districts/Areas designated by Special Order are listed below: 

Special Orders Descriptions Effective Date Termination
Regionwide Special Orders
R02-2021-02 Cave Access  09/03/2021 08/31/2024
R2-2020-05 Weed Free Forage Products  01/01/2021 12/31/2024
UFC-01-2020 Urban Front Country Order  08/05/2020 12/31/2022
R02-2020-02 Explosives and Exploding Targets  08/03/2020 12/31/2022
R2-2020-04 Occupancy and Use Restrictions  12/16/2020 12/31/2024
R02-96-01 Wheeled Vehicles in Wilderness  03/21/1996 until rescinded
Forestwide Special Orders
2021-05 No camping within 100' of lakes, streams, or trails 03/22/2021 03/15/2026
2019-30 Ski Area Restrictions  11/21/2019 12/31/2029
2019-09 Bear Resistant Storage Containers  05/14/2019 10/01/2023
2017-17 Bicycle and Other Forms of Non-motorized VehiclesRestrictions  12/26/2017 12/31/2022
97-4 Vehicles Without Licenses and No Camping More Than 14 Days  03/03/1997 until rescinded
93-6 Camping Limitations 06/23/1993 until rescinded
Aspen-Sopris Ranger District
2022-17 NFSR 314 Crystal Townsite Road Closed 10/03/2022 10/07/2022
2022-14 El Jebel Administative Site 08/19/2022 12/31/2027
2022-03 Maroon Bells Scenic Area 04/27/2022 11/15/2027
2021-03 Conundrum Hot Springs - permit required  01/15/2021 12/31/2025
2021-02 Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness  01/15/2021 12/31/2025
2021-01 Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness Restrictions  01/15/2021 12/31/2025
2020-25 Wildwood Parcel 08/17/2020 08/01/2025
2020-02 Government Trail Restrictions  04/24/2020 12/31/2024
96-8 No Camping Within 300 Feet of a Trailhead  10/10/1996 until rescinded
96-1 Cooper Basin Drainage Closed to Motorized Vehicles  05/15/1996 until rescinded
93-7 Various Restrictions 06/23/1993 until rescinded
2018-08 Holy Cross Wilderness Restrictions 05/31/2018 05/8/2023
GMUGNF 2017-02 Raggeds Wilderness Restrictions  03/21/2017 12/31/2027
98-9 Cave Closure  06/03/1998 until rescinded
96-11 Winter Closure of Avalanche Creek Drainage to Dogs  10/31/1996 until rescinded
96-10 Annual Closure of the Avalanche Creek Area  10/31/1996 until rescinded
96-9 Avalanche Creek Road (FDR 310) Seasonal Closure  10/31/1996 until rescinded
94-1 Closure of Coal Basin Roads  10/19/1993 until rescinded
93-13 Areas Closed to Dogs and Camping and Fire Restrictions  06/23/1993 until rescinded
92-6 Any Motorized Vehicles Restricted on Certain Roads 01/30/1992 until rescinded
Blanco Ranger District
2019-21 Spring Cave Area Closure 09/12/2019 09/11/2024
2019-01 Flat Tops Wilderness Restrictions 02/11/2019 01/30/2024
93-8 Horse & Camping Restrictions  06/23/1993 until rescinded
Dillon Ranger District
2020-18 No Jumping or Diving from the Rock on Green Mountain Reservoir 09/03/2020 12/31/2025
2020-17 Designated Dispersed Camping 11/09/2020 12/31/2025
2019-29 No Camping or Fires Along Montezuma Road 10/29/2019 12/31/2025
2019-14 Eagles Nest Wilderness Restrictions  06/11/2019 12/31/2023
2019-05 Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness Restrictions 04/11/2019 12/31/2023
2005-06 No Boat Storage in Dillon Reservoir  06/03/2005 until rescinded
98-01 No Motorized Vehicles Off Boreas Pass Road (FDR 10) 01/21/1998 until rescinded
97-15 Webster Pass Road Seasonal Closure 02/21/1997 until rescinded
97-3 Backcountry Closure Adjacent to Copper Mtn Ski Area 01/24/1997 until rescinded
97-2 Restrictions on Motorized Vehicles in the Copper Mtn Ski Area 01/24/1997 until rescinded
96-07 Vehicle Restrictions Near Spring Creek  09/19/1996 until rescinded
95-11 Vehicle Restrictions Near Janets and Francies Cabins  12/13/1995 until rescinded
95-7 No Dogs Near Janets or Francies Cabins  03/17/1995 until rescinded
95-5 Restrictions on Motorized Vehicles in the Keystone Ski Area  11/21/1994 until rescinded
95-3 Restrictions on Motorized Vehicles in the Breckenridge Ski Area  11/21/1994 until rescinded
95-2 Restrictions on Motorized Vehicles in the A-Basin Ski Area  11/21/1994 until rescinded
94-5 Restrictions on Motorized Vehicles in the Straight Creek Area  05/02/1994 until rescinded
94-4 Restrictions on Motorized Vehicles in the Soda Creek Area  03/09/1994 until rescinded
94-3 Seasonal Closure Around the A-Basin Ski Area  11/30/1993 until rescinded
92-24 No Motorized Vehicles on the South Barton Timbersale Roads  09/24/1992 until rescinded
90-9 Seasonal Closure of Brush Creek Road  06/13/1990 until rescinded
90-8 Seasonal Closure of Frey Gulch Road  06/13/1990 until rescinded
87-7 Year-around Road Closures  02/17/1987 until rescinded
86-20 Roads Closed Annually from 12/1 to 7/15  04/21/1986 until rescinded
Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District
2022-19 National Forest System Road 700.1 10/14/2022 10/28/2022
2022-11 Fancy French Road Closures Homestake area 06/06/2022 06/17/2022
2022-09 Sweetwater Lake Area 5/20/2022 12/31/2027
2022-08 McAllister Roads closed  05/06/2022 12/31/2022
2022-07 Yeoman Campground Closure  05/6/2022 12/31/2022
2022-06 Dispersed Camping Restrictions  04/07/2022 12/31/2028
2022-05 Occupancy and Use Restrictions  04/07/2022 12/31/2028
2022-04 Group Size Limit  04/07/2022 12/31/2028
2021-32 McCoy Park Seasonal Closure  10/28/2021 12/31/2026
2021-23 Hanging Lake Closure  08/19/2021 12/31/2021
2019-14 Eagles Nest Wilderness Restrictions  06/11/2019 12/31/2023
2019-06 Hanging Lake 05/01/2019 until rescinded
2019-01 Flat Tops Wilderness Restrictions 02/11/2019 01/30/2024
2018-08 Holy Cross Wilderness Restrictions 05/31/2018 05/8/2023
2012-16 Areas of Camp Hale Closed to Human Entry 10/12/2012 until rescinded
2012-15 Travel Off Roads and Trails Prohibited in Certain Areas of Camp Hale 10/12/2012 until rescinded
2003-09 Meadow Mountain Closure  12/19/2003 until rescinded
99-12 Closure of Trails in the Stone Creek Drainage & Middle Creek Trail  08/11/1999 until rescinded
99-02 Restrictions Within the Vail Ski Area Back Bowls  04/20/1999 until rescinded
98-03 Restrictions Within the Beaver Creek Ski Area  01/21/1998 until rescinded
98-02 Restrictions Within the Vail Ski Area  01/21/1998 until rescinded
93-25 Closure of Cultural Resource Site 5EA1009 08/31/1991 until rescinded
Rifle Ranger District
2022-01 Grizzly Creek Closure 01/01/2022 12/31/2022
2021-08 Coulter Lake Guest Ranch Emergency Closure 05/19/2021 12/31/2021
2019-01 Flat Tops Wilderness Restrictions 02/11/2019 01/30/2024
93-12 Various Restrictions  06/23/1993 until rescinded
92-1 Various Roads Closed to MV Except Over-the-snow  10/09/1991 until rescinded
91-4 Various Roads Closed to MV Except Over-the-snow  12/28/1990 until rescinded
90-17 Closure of Canyon Creek Drainage  10/03/1990 until rescinded
90-16 Closure of W. Elk & Mansfield Creek Drainages  10/03/1990 until rescinded