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Release Date: 04/03/12
Contacts: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 876-9008    

Most motorized routes north of Kremmling to open April 15

KREMMLING, Colo. – The majority of seasonal restrictions to motorized travel on Bureau of Land Management lands north of Kremmling will be lifted on April 15.  In addition, a popular off-highway vehicle play area north of town will be closed to recreational target shooting.

The seasonal closures begin Dec. 1 each year to protect wildlife and reduce road damage. Some closures continue past April 15 each year on several specific roads and trails in the area to protect sensitive wildlife:

• The Wolford Mountain Single Track Trail remains closed until June 1
• The Muddy Creek Trail north of the Muddy Creek Fishing Access  parking area bridge to the Power Line Road remains closed until Aug. 1
• The primitive road north of County Road 2201 remains closed through May 15

Maps showing open travel routes are available for viewing at the Kremmling Field Office as well as information kiosks on County Road 224 near the old landfill, County Road 26 off of Highway 40, County Road 227, and at the intersection of County Roads 22 and 25.

Visitors to BLM lands in Grand County this spring may encounter other specific seasonal or temporary road closures in place to allow road maintenance or to protect sensitive wildlife. More information about these closures is available by contacting the Kremmling Field Office, (970) 724-3000.

Beginning this spring BLM is closing the 23-acre Wolford Mountain Off-Highway Vehicle Play Area to recreational target shooting to help ensure public safety.

“The Wolford Mountain OHV area is extremely popular with off-highway vehicle riders, and it’s simply not an area compatible with recreational target shooting,” said BLM Kremmling Field Manager Dave Stout. “The majority of BLM public lands are open to recreational target shooting as long as it’s done safely and responsibly.”

For more information about recreational target shooting on BLM lands, please visit    

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 04-03-2012