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Release Date: 04/02/13
Contacts: John Monkouski, Outdoor Recreation Planner, (970) 724-3040    
  David Boyd, BLM Public Affairs Specialist, (970-876-9008    

Most motorized routes north of Kremmling to open April 15 (04-02-13)

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. 

The majority of designated roads and trails in the popular Wolford Mountain area will be open to recreational travel on April 15. The annual seasonal closures began Dec. 15 to protect wildlife and reduce road damage.

While snow melt has made the Wolford Mountain Area more accessible, the area roads and trails are not open for public motorized travel until April 15 to protect wintering deer and pronghorn. 

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 through May 31.

·         The Muddy Creek Trail north of the Muddy Creek fishing access bridge remains closed until July 31.

·         The primitive road north of County Road 2201 remains closed through May 15

A map showing open travel routes is available on-line at Maps are also available at the Kremmling Field Office, 2103 E. Park Ave., and information kiosks on County Road 224 near the former 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 at (970) 724-3000.

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: 04-02-2013