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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 8, 2009

Contact:  Cass Cairns, 719-269-8553, ccairns@blm.gov

BLM alerts Texas Creek recreation users of limited access

 

Cañon City, Colo. – The BLM wants to alert the public that access to the Texas Creek recreation area, about 35 miles west of Cañon City off US Hwy 50, is currently limited due to a decrease in the vehicle load limit across the Texas Creek Bridge.  The vehicle load limit was recently reduced from 11 tons to 3.5 tons (7,000 lbs) by Fremont County.  The bridge is the only access across the Arkansas River to BLM public lands in the Texas Creek recreation area, a popular off-highway vehicle (OHV) use area.   

 

Roy Masinton, Field Manager for the Royal Gorge Field Office said, “Large pickups with an ATV in the bed, pickups hauling trailers, and RVs are examples of the type of vehicles that cannot cross the bridge at this time.   There are other great OHV use areas such as the Four Mile recreation area out of Buena Vista that folks can utilize.”  For information about this area and other recreation opportunities, contact the Royal Gorge Field Office at 719-269-8500.  For free maps of OHV trails visit the Stay The Trail Web site at http://staythetrail.org/maps/index.php. 

 

For questions about the Texas Creek Bridge go to http://www.fremontco.com/newsnow/index.shtml or call Fremont County at 719-276-7300.

 

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