Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area roads closed |

Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area roads closed

SUMMIT COUNTY – Effective immediately, all Forest Service roads located within the Vail Pass Winter Recreation Fee Area are closed to motorized traffic, except over-snow vehicles operating on snow, until April 15.Over-snow vehicles include, but are not limited to, snowmobiles, snowcats and vehicles outfitted with a track system, Forest Service officials said.The closure is to protect the health and safety of the public who pursue winter recreation opportunities in the Vail Pass area as well as to maintain the integrity of the groomed trail system, officials said.The following roads are included in this closure: Shrine Pass Road No. 712 and 709, Resolution Road No. 702, McAllister Gulch Road Nos. 708, Hank’s Gulch Road No. 713, East Fork Road No. 714, Pearl Creek Road No. 715, Lime Creek Road No. 728 and 743, Wearyman Road No. 747, Ranch Creek Road No. 755, Old Highway 24 No. 726, Hornsilver Road No. 751 and Cabin Road No. 758.The Vail Pass Winter Recreation Fee Area encompasses more than 50,000 acres and extends from Copper Mountain on the east, Vail Mountain on the west, Camp Hale on the south and Interstate 70 on the north. For information, contact Nathan Kohut, backcountry ranger at (970) 827-5177.

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