BLM announces winter travel restrictions in Wolford Mountain area
Winter travel restrictions are beginning to set in in the high country.
The Federal Bureau of Land Management, commonly known a the BLM, announced their plans to begin travel restrictions in the Wolford Mountain Travel Management Area starting Dec. 15. The announcement was made last week. Travel restrictions in the area will remain in effect until April 15 for most areas.
The winter travel restrictions imposed by the BLM as intended to help reduce stress on wintering big game herds in the Wolford Mountain area. “We have these restrictions to help reduce disturbance to wildlife in this key wintering area,” said Kremmling Field Manager Stephanie Odell. “We are reminding the public to observe these restrictions and also to report any violations they see.”
The Wolford Mountain Travel Management Area includes public lands between US Highway 40 and County Road 2, also known as Back Troublesome Road. A map showing open travel routes is available online at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/kfo.html.
Physical maps can be found at the BLM’s Kremmling Field Office located at 2103 E. Park Ave. in Kremmling. Maps are also at information kiosks on County Road 224 near the former landfill, on County Road 26 off US 40, on County Road 227 and at the intersection of County Roads 22 and 25.
Snowmobile use in the area is restricted to routes marked with orange diamonds on the kiosk maps. All other routes through the Wolford Mountain area on BLM lands will be closed to all other forms of motorized use. Non-motorized use is typically permitted throughout the area during winter travel restrictions but changing conditions may cause restrictions to be modified. Check with the Kremmling BLM Field Office for updates.
Seasonal restrictions are extended in two areas of Wolford Mountain, the Wolford Mountain Single Track area and the Muddy Creek Trail area north of Muddy Creek fishing access bridge, to protect nesting raptor. Those two areas remain closed until July 31.
To report violations or for further information on travel restrictions in the Wolford Mountain area contact the BLM’s Kremmling Field Office at 970-724-3000.
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