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Summit County Government

Posted on: November 22, 2017

Summit County Announces Seasonal Road Closures

Metal gate across a snow-packed road.

Winter motorized use prohibited on several County and Forest Service roads

Katherine King, Open Space & Trails

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has closed the gates on Baldy Road and Boreas Pass Road for the winter season. Beyond the gates, both roads are closed to motorized use during the winter, to provide consistency with recreation management policies in the White River National Forest Travel Management Plan (TMP) and the Golden Horseshoe Management Plan.

In accordance with BOCC Resolution 2015-55, Gold Run Gulch Road and Sallie Barber Road are also closed to motorized use during the winter season. Maintaining these routes as non-motorized provides a safe, enjoyable experience for the public and protects wildlife habitat. Summit County asks that all residents and visitors respect all posted signage on roads and trails.

For additional information on winter travel, contact the Open Space and Trails Department at 970-668-4060.

U.S. Forest Service staff will close gates at access points to various White River National Forest lands this week, including gates on Crystal Lakes Road, McCullough Gulch Road and Peru Creek Road. These roads are closed to motorized use from Nov. 23 through May 20, the official winter travel management season.

For information on winter travel regulations and designated snowmobile routes, visit the Dillon Ranger District offices for a copy of the Winter Motor Vehicle Use map.


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