Many forest roads and campsites still closed |

Many forest roads and campsites still closed

Sky-Hi News Staff Report

This holiday historically kicks off the summer camping season, snow is still deep at the higher elevations in the mountains around Granby; and spring rains and snowmelt have left many roads and trails wet, muddy and snow-packed. Most trails at elevations above 10,000 feet will remain snow-packed until later in June or early July.

Many National Forest System roads remain closed this time of year due to mud or snow. Make sure to check the latest road information at before heading out. The Motor Vehicle Use Map is a good resource, available at or at our visitor center.

Many National Forest campgrounds open May 26. Although most of the reservable campsites are already booked, some offer first come, first served spots. For a full list of campgrounds, reservations and opening dates please visit

With many roads closed, dispersed camping may be a bit more challenging. If dispersed camping, pull off the road within 300 feet in a way that does not obstruct traffic or damage the ground. No overnight camping is allowed at trailheads or picnic areas. Some areas only allow camping in designated areas or not at all. Most National Forest visitor centers will be closed for Memorial Day Weekend, so plan your trip early.

USFS Granby office:

Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed on Federal Holidays including Memorial Day.