Some federal lands in region, Vail Valley closing Dec. 1
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado – Some federal lands in the Vail Valley region will be off limits to motorized vehicles for the winter starting Dec. 1.
These seasonal gate closures occur annually from Dec. 1 to April 30 at several points in the Castle Peak area in Eagle County, East Elk Creek in Garfield County, and on Light Hill and the Crown in Pitkin County. All of the areas continue to be open to non-motorized recreation such as hiking, snowshoeing, horseback riding and skiing.
The bureau’s Wolcott and Gypsum campgrounds are closed for the winter and will reopen this spring when conditions allow.
For additional information or to report violations in these areas call the bureau’s field office in Silt at 970-876-9000.