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Public Observation Opportunities

When can I visit?

The gather begins Sept. 15. Each day will be open for public viewing, but call the recorded line below for the latest information.

Please keep in mind that gather activities can change quickly.  This webpage and the Spring Creek recorded hotline will be updated daily.  For the latest information call the local Spring Creek hotline at 970-882-6843 for a recorded message.

What are the procedures?

The BLM is committed to providing as much public access as possible; however, the area is rugged and remote and public safety is our first priority. The BLM staff will be available each day to escort the public into observation areas.  The BLM will post information here before the gather begins for those wishing to participate. 

If you would like to attend gather operations, please call the information line listed above to ensure the gather operations are ongoing and are on schedule.  

Know Before you Go

We will lead vehicles into the area we are gathering each day, but you will need to bring your own vehicle. A high-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicle will be necessary to reach most areas.

Some public viewing areas may require a short hike to access. Please be prepared to be outside in the elements for an extended period. There will be no facilities in the area.

Our goal is to provide public access every day we are gathering. Public viewing areas will be established by the contractor and operations chief at each site in an area that is safe and is not likely affect operations. Some of the gather sites are in very rugged, remote areas. We recommend you bring binoculars and telephoto lens.

The length of time gather operations are taking place each day will vary.

We will make every effort to update this website and the hotline every evening during gather operations with as much information about the gather site and viewing opportunities as possible.

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