Gore Valley Rec Trail closed
VAIL — The seasonal closure of the Gore Valley Recreation Trail through Dowd Junction took place at 6 a.m. on Nov. 11, as recent snows have triggered deer and elk migration through the Mud Springs wildlife underpass which crosses under the trail. The winter closure allows for the migration of deer and elk and was a condition of the recreation trail’s approval. Additionally, plowing operations on Interstate 70 create a significant safety concern, which also contributed to the closure.
Gates are in place to indicate the trail’s closure as well as signs explaining the requirement. The trail will reopen in the spring on or around April 15, as weather conditions allow.
For more information, contact Gregg Barrie in the town of Vail Public Works Department at 970-479-2337.
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