Snowmobiler ticketed in Vail Valley wilderness |

Snowmobiler ticketed in Vail Valley wilderness

VAIL, Colorado ” The Forest Service ticketed a snowmobiler Monday who the agency says was riding in a Vail Valley, Colorado wilderness area, which is off limits to snowmobiles, Jeeps, cars and other motor vehicles.

The unidentified snowmobiler was riding in the Holy Cross Wilderness near Minturn, the Forest Service said in a press release.

The Forest Service said it was alerted when a member of the public said there were fresh snowmobile tracks near the Bald Spot south of Beaver Creek.

It isn’t known how much the snowmobiler was ticketed for, but the press release said the minimum fine for the offense is $500.

Wilderness areas in and around Eagle County that are off limits to snowmobiles include the Eagle Nest Wilderness north of Vail, the Holy Cross Wilderness south of Eagle and Edwards and southwest of Minturn, and the Flat Tops Wilderness northwest of Dotsero. Snowmobiles aren’t allowed in the Red Table Mountain Proposed Wilderness south of Gypsum.

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More information on wilderness boundary locations can be found by calling the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District offices is Eagle at 970-328-6388 and Minturn at 970-827-5715.

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