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 (click here for 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
R2-2013-03 Weed Free Forage Products  08/15/2013 08/12/2018
R2-2017-04 Occupancy and Use Restrictions  01/24/2017 12/31/2020
UFC-01-16 Urban Front Country Order  06/22/2016 06/30/2017
Forestwide Special Orders
2016-09 Cave Access  08/01/2016 07/31/2019
2014-07 Bear Resistant Storage Containers  06/17/2014 10/01/2018
2013-03 Bicycle Restrictions  04/24/2013 12/31/2017
97-4 Vehicles Without Licenses and No Camping More Than 14 Days  03/03/1997 until rescinded
93-6 Camping Limitations 06/23/1993 until rescinded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 Ranger District
2017-02 Maroon Valley Restrictions  03/10/2017 03/10/2022
2016-01 Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness  02/18/2016 12/31/2020
2015-03 Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness Restrictions  05/29/2015 02/20/2020
2014-06 Government Trail Restrictions  05/12/2014 12/31/2019
2010-02 Ski Area Restrictions 01/04/2010 12/31/2018
96-8 No Camping Within 300 Feet of a Trailhead  10/10/1996 until rescinded
96-1 Cooper Basin Drainage Closed to Motorized Vehicles  05/15/1996 until rescinded
95-1 Closure of an Unauthorized Trail and Campsite  11/21/1994 until rescinded
93-18 Collegiate Peaks Wilderness 06/23/1993 until rescinded
93-7 Various Restrictions 06/23/1993 until rescinded
92-6 Any Motorized Vehicles Restricted on Certain Roads  01/30/1992 until rescinded
89-23 Seasonal Road Closures to Motorized Vehicles Except Snowmobiles  06/26/1989 until rescinded
GMUGNF 2017-02 Raggeds Wilderness Restrictions  03/21/2017 12/31/2027
2015-03 Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness Restrictions  05/29/2015 02/20/2020
2014-11 Crystal River Bridge #4 Closed to Vehicles 10/10/2014 12/31/2019
2013-02 Holy Cross Wilderness Restrictions 03/15/2013 02/28/2018
2010-02 Ski Area Restrictions 01/04/2010 12/31/2018
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
92-5 Seasonal Road Closures  01/27/1992 until rescinded
Blanco Ranger District
2017-14 Himes Peak Fire Closures 09/08/2017 until rescinded
2015-02 No camping within 100' of lakes, streams, or trails 04/24/2015 04/15/2020
2014-02 Flat Tops Wilderness Restrictions 05/16/2014 12/31/2018
98-11 Wells Ridge Road Closed 9/1 - 6/15 08/24/1998 until rescinded
93-8 Horse & Camping Restrictions  06/23/1993 until rescinded
93-1 Vehicle Restrictions Districtwide  11/10/1992 until rescinded
Dillon Ranger District
2017-16 Tenderfoot 2 Fire Closures 09/19/2017 12/31/2017
2017-12 No Jumping or Diving from the Rock on Green Mountain Reservoir 08/03/2017 12/31/2017
2017-04 Restrictions Due to Bear Activity 05/15/2017 10/01/2018
2017-01 No Camping Within 100 Feet of Lakes, Streams, & Trails 01/27/2017 12/31/2019
2016-02 Montezuma Road Area Closed to Camping Due to Bear Activity 07/25/2016 07/25/2019
2014-03 Eagles Nest Wilderness Restrictions  05/19/2014 12/31/2018
2014-04 Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness Restrictions 02/19/2014 12/31/2018
2010-02 Ski Area Restrictions 01/04/2010 12/31/2018
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 Ranger District
2015-02 No camping within 100' of lakes, streams, or trails 04/24/2015 04/15/2020
2014-05 Restrictions Around Hanging Lake and the Trail  05/16/2014 12/31/2018
2014-03 Eagles Nest Wilderness Restrictions  05/19/2014 12/31/2018
2014-02 Flat Tops Wilderness Restrictions 05/16/2014 12/31/2018
2013-02 Holy Cross Wilderness Restrictions 03/15/2013 02/28/2018
98-08 East & West Lake Creek Trailhead Closure After Dark  04/10/1998 until rescinded
98-07 No Camping at the Sundell Trailhead or the Dewey Park Picnic Area  04/10/1998 until rescinded
93-24 No Camping Within 1/4 Mile of FDR 422  08/10/1993 until rescinded
93-10 Various Restrictions 06/23/1993 until rescinded
88-17 No Vehicles Within the Sweetwater Creek Drainage Except Snowmobiles  07/08/1988 until rescinded
88-16 No Vehicles on Stump Park Road (FDR 610)  07/08/1988 until rescinded
Holy Cross Ranger District
2015-02 No camping within 100' of lakes, streams, or trails 04/24/2015 04/15/2020
2014-05 Restrictions Around Hanging Lake and the Trail  05/16/2014 12/31/2018
2014-03 Eagles Nest Wilderness Restrictions  05/19/2014 12/31/2018
2013-02 Holy Cross Wilderness Restrictions 03/15/2013 02/28/2018
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
2010-02 Ski Area Restrictions 01/04/2010 12/31/2018
2008-14 Restrictions to the Meadow Mtn Day Use Parking Lot 01/14/2009 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
99-11 08/11/1999 until rescinded
99-02 Restrictions Within the Vail Ski Area Back Bowls  04/20/1999 until rescinded
98-17 Restrictions Within the Vail Pass Winter Rec Area  11/10/1998 until rescinded
98-04 Restrictions on the North Vail Trail (FDT 1896)  01/21/1998 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
97-13 Restrictions Within the Wearyman Timber Sale  09/19/1997 until rescinded
96-02 Closure of Train Derailment Site  05/29/1996 until rescinded
95-12 Closure of Area Surrounding Fowler Hillard Hut  12/13/1995 until rescinded
93-25 Closure of Cultural Resource Site 5EA1009 08/31/1991 until rescinded
93-4 Closure of Meadow Mountain to motorized use 12/17/1992 until rescinded
88-10 Seasonal Road Closures  03/31/1988 until rescinded
87-13 Closure of Mitchell Creek Road  05/15/1987 until rescinded
Rifle Ranger District
2015-02 No camping within 100' of lakes, streams, or trails 04/24/2015 04/15/2020
2014-02 Flat Tops Wilderness Restrictions 05/16/2014 12/31/2018
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