Seasonal closure of Dowd Junction trail begins Tuesday |

Seasonal closure of Dowd Junction trail begins Tuesday

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY – The seasonal closure of the Gore Valley Recreation Trail through Dowd Junction will begin Tuesday as the first snows of the season have triggered the annual deer 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 safety concern, which also contributes to the closure.

Gates will be in place to indicate the trail’s closure as well as signs explaining the requirement. The trail will reopen in the spring on or about May 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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