Logging to begin along Red Sandstone and Lost Lake roads north of Vail
VAIL — Logging operations along Red Sandstone and Lost Lake Roads started Monday and will continue throughout the summer. The work will be carried out by a timber purchaser whose crew will be hauling logs off Red Sandstone Road, Lost Lake Road, and Muddy Pass Road. Heavy log truck traffic is expected at times and the public should expect delays when traveling these roads.
This project has been designed to promote forest health and reduce hazardous fuels in the area north of Vail on 2,391 acres.
“The Indian Creek sale, like this past summer’s operation on West Grouse as well as the previous summers operation on Tigiwon, is serving to bring our forests back to a natural range of variation while helping local economies and supporting Colorado industries” said District Ranger Dave Neely.
Workers will perform logging activities, including tree felling and log hauling, every day this summer. For the safety of the public, Lost Lake Road will be closed from 8 a.m. Mondays to noon on Fridays until work is completed in that area.
Call the Eagle/ Holy Cross Ranger District at 970-827-5715 with any questions.