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Grand Junction Seasonal Closures

December 1 - May 1

Annual winter closures to motorized and mechanized vehicles will go into effect Dec. 1 on select public lands in Mesa, Delta and Montrose Counties to reduce stress on wintering wildlife and prevent road damage. All areas continue to be open to hiking and horseback riding.

Seasonal closures occur from Dec. 1 to May 1 for Coal Canyon Road in the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area, Blue Mesa, Beehive, Chalk Mountain, Grand Mesa Slopes at Horse Mountain, Sink Creek, Mesa Creek, and Lands End roads; and the Gibbler Gulch, Wagon Park, Sawmill Mesa areas. Also, roads branching from 16 Road will be closed at Garvey, Post and Lapham canyons. See maps below for closure areas (right click and open in new tab to enlarge any map):

16 Road Gate Closure Map
Click Here for 16 road gates map

Blue Mesa Closure Map
Click Here for Blue Mesa Winter Closure Map

Grand Mesa Slopes Closures Maps
Clikc Here for Grand Mesa Slopes Map

DENCA travel map
Click Here for DENCA travel map

For more information or to report violations in these areas call the BLM Grand Junction Field office, (970) 244-3000.