Friday, February 15, 2013

Canyon Lakes Ranger District Closure Updates

The Bellaire Campground, located on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District south of Red Feather Lakes, remains closed for the season, but walk-in access to the lake will open Saturday.

The area has been closed since fall due to hazard tree cutting. Approximately 4,500 trees were cut to improve safety in the campground/day-use area and along the access road. Officials from the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests are warning visitors to be aware that some slash debris and stumps are present, so use caution.

The closure covered the campground, the road into the campground, the day-use area, land around the lake and an area northeast of the campground on the east side of the Manhattan Road. This area included the Manhattan dispersed campsites 1-5. These dispersed sites have also reopened.

As a reminder, there is still a closure in place for portions of the High Park Fire burn area. This closure includes Young Gulch Trail. It is important for visitors to respect these closures and obey all signs for your safety. Work on Young Gulch is expected to continue throughout the summer to address safety concerns in this burn area.

For other information regarding recreating on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District this fall, please call the Visitor Information Center at 970-295-6700.


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