Kremmling BLM Field Office extends travel restrictions on Wolford Mountain
April 8, 2008
The Bureau of Land Management is extending the travel restrictions on Wolford Mountain to the end of this month.
The BLM decided to extend the motorized travel restrictions through April 30 because of this year’s high snowpack and a forecast for more moisture in the coming weeks.
“We’re extending the restrictions a couple of extra weeks this year to continue protect wintering wildlife as well as prevent erosion and other resource damage,” said Dave Stout, field manager for the BLM’s Kremmling Field Office. “Wintering big game are particularly sensitive to disturbance.”
State and federal biologists report that deer and elk are still using the lower elevation winter range because of the snowpack at higher elevations.
Another major concern is the impact that vehicles would have on the area’s dirt roads.
“Motorized travel on the wet, muddy roads on Wolford Mountain right now could create substantial road damage and erosion problems,” Stout said. “It’s been a long winter, and I think we all have spring fever. We’re asking folks to be patient for a little while longer until conditions improve on Wolford Mountain.”
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Motorized travel on the single track motorcycle trail over Wolford Mountain is expected to open June 1.
BLM will enforce the restrictions. The affected area includes public lands between U.S. Highway 40 and Grand County Road 2 (Gunsight Pass).
Maps showing open travel routes are available for viewing at the BLM’s Kremmling Field Office as well as information kiosks on County Road 224 near the landfill, County Road 26 off of Highway 40, County Road 227, and at the intersection of County Roads 22 and 25.
To report violations or for further information regarding the Wolford Mountain area travel restrictions, visit or call the Kremmling Field Office, 2103 E. Park Ave., 970-724-3000.