Travel rules tweaked to guard wildlife | SummitDaily.com

Travel rules tweaked to guard wildlife

DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT

KREMMLING – With deep snow blanketing the high country, deer and elk have moved to winter ranges at the north end of Summit County and into Grand County around Kremmling. As a result, the Bureau of Land Management will implement winter travel restrictions in the area starting on Monday, Dec. 26. The winter rules will stay in effect through April 30.These travel restrictions will help alleviate conflicts between vehicles and winter-stressed antelope, elk, and mule deer in the area north of Kremmling, the BLM explained in a press release. The affected area includes publiclands between Highway 40, Grand County Road 22 (Back Troublesome Road) and Grand County Road 25 (Antelope Pass Road).Maps showing open travel routes are available at information kiosks on County Road 224, near the dump, and County Road 26, off of Highway 40. All other travel routes and areas on BLM lands are closed to all motorized use at this time.Snowmobiles are permitted within the restricted area only are routes marked with orange diamonds. Horse, foot, and ski travel typically will be permitted throughout the area during wintertravel restrictions, but be sure to check current restrictions prior to each visit.Winter conditions may cause the Field Manager to change or alter restrictions in the Wolford area so check often for restriction updates.For further information regarding the Wolford Mountain area travel restrictions, please visit or call the Kremmling Field Office, 2103 E. Park Ave., 970-724-3000.