Popular hunting road closed Monday, Sept. 16 | SkyHiNews.com

Popular hunting road closed Monday, Sept. 16

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Beaver Creek Road (FSR 133) will be closing to all uses Monday, Sept. 16, while hazardous trees along the road are cut, skidded and hauled to a local mill for use by the wood products industry. The road will be closed from its junction with Keyser Creek Road (FSR 139) to the seasonal gate about 2 miles south of the National Forest boundary and about 4 miles south of U.S. Highway 40. All vehicles and campers will be asked to leave the area by 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.

The roadside hazard tree closure on Keyser Creek Road (FSR 139) will be lifted on Monday, Sept. 16, however flaggers will be in place near the junction of FSR 139 and Lake Evelyn Road (FSR 136), so expect 10-15 minute delays in that area. Log hauling, road grading and slash work will still be underway so please use caution when driving in that area. This closure area will continue to include Lake Evelyn Road (FSR 136).

Over the coming month, roadside hazard tree work will continue to be active in the Church Park area, which comprises a small portion of Colorado Game Management Unit 28. Hunters are advised to avoid planning camps and other activities near the junctions of Keyser Creek, Crooked Creek, Beaver Creek and Lake Evelyn Roads as access to these areas may be compromised in the upcoming weeks.

GMU 28 hunting access will remain open in the following areas: Muddy Creek (FSR 134.1); Cook Creek (FSR 137); lower Keyser Creek (FSR 139) near Horseshoe Campground and the Williams Peak Trailhead; Keyser Ridge (FSR 140); Kinney Creek (FSR 141.1); Ute Peak, South Fork, Williams Fork and areas immediately south of Winter Park and Fraser.

This project is reducing the risks associated with trees falling into the roads in a mountain pine beetle impacted environment. The goal is to keep roads open and available to the public in the long term.

Maps are available online at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/arp/sulphurupdates.

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