Wednesday, April 17, 2013

U.S. Forest Service to reopen two climbing areas in Boulder Canyon

The U.S. Forest Service has reopened Security Risk and Eagle Rock climbing areas in Boulder Canyon. The Blob Rock and Bitty Buttress areas remain closed to climbing and other activities through July 31, 2013.

These areas were closed Feb. 1 to protect nesting golden eagles. The areas, approximately 1.5 miles east of Boulder Falls, are located along Colo. Highway 119. Forest officials plan to reinstate these closures annually on Feb. 1 to allow the birds to choose nest sites without being disturbed.

It is against federal and state law to disturb any nesting bird of prey. Visitors can help protect wildlife by respecting all closures and leaving immediately when accidentally entering one.

For current closure information, call the Boulder Ranger District office at 303-541-2500 and check for area closure signs. Visitors can also check the Forest webpage (click on Boulder Canyon for more info).


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