Forest closure shrinks again
Ryan Summerlin October 12, 2012
The U.S. Forest Service closure outside of Winter Park in the Fraser Experimental Forest has been reduced for a second time this month as contractors make progress removing hazard trees along primary Forest Service roads.
The closure on St. Louis Creek Road (FSR 160) now begins south of King Creek Road (FSR 163) and includes Byers Peak Road (FSR 164). King Creek, Fool Creek and Leland Creek roads have reopened as have all trails in the area. Deadhorse trailhead is also open.
The closure includes 300 feet on either side of the road. Work in this area could last one to two weeks. View map of closure area. www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5394246.pdf
Sulphur Ranger District officials extend thanks the public for continued patience and compliance as contractors complete this important work. Similar hazard tree mitigation along roads and trails is expected to continue for the next several years, and the contractor will be working on the district all winter.
When the contractor finishes work in the Winter Park area, equipment will return to Kawuneeche Road outside Grand Lake. Other upcoming roads scheduled for hazard tree cutting include Kauffman Creek Road, Arapaho Bay Road, Meadow Creek Road and Big Meadows Road.