Vail Daily letter: We’ll go elsewhere, if forest roads close |

Vail Daily letter: We’ll go elsewhere, if forest roads close

Scott Hoffacker
Vail, CO, Colorado

Hello, I am writing in regards to your article you wrote in the Vail Daily about the following: “Changes to summer travel in the White River National Forest are still in the works, U.S. Forest Service officials say. Under the revised travel management plan, most ATVs would no longer be allowed on several popular roads in the Vail area, according to the most recent plan draft released to the public.”

“Forest service officials hope to finalize the plan by the fall, Forest Planner Wendy Haskins said. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently reviewing the plan, she said. The plan has been in the works since 2002 and has gone through several drafts and public comment periods. Haskins said officials could make changes to the plan before final approval.”

I would have posted a comment, but I could not get signed in correctly from your Vail Daily website. I really hope you can pass along my opinion on this matter.

I Live in Indiana and vacation in the Vail area approximately three to four weeks per year, skiing two weeks and ATV and motorcycle riding in the summer the other two weeks. We spend a considerable amount of money in the Vail area every year.

If they decide to close the trails during the summer months, I will take my family to some other state that would be glad to take the tourism.

Scott Hoffacker

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