The popular West Magnolia area, located on the Boulder Ranger District immediately south of Nederland, reopened to public access this past Friday. The area had been closed since June 2012 for safety reasons during major fuel mitigation work and hazardous tree cutting. The Nederland Recreational Shooting Closure (Order No. 10-01-2012-11) is still in place.
Those visiting the area are advised to stay on designated roads and trails and exercise caution around existing trees. Trees of all sizes remaining after treatment will be susceptible to blow-down during windy weather. Stumps and logs may be hidden under the snow. Remember, your safety is your responsibility.
Cutting and hauling operations are on hold for now. Operations are expected to resume when conditions allow, and small area closures may be put in place. Slash piles and log decks remaining on site must not be tampered with, added to, or removed from for legal and safety reasons.
For other recreation information on the Boulder Ranger District this winter, please call Visitor Information at 303-541-2500.