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  1. John Stewart
  2. Bureau of Land Management
  3. Wednesday, December 14 2016, 08:48 PM
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KREMMLING, Colo.  – The Bureau of Land Management will begin its annual winter restrictions on motorized travel north of Kremmling in the Wolford Mountain Travel Management Area on Dec. 15. The restrictions, which will remain in effect until April 15 in most areas, help reduce stress on wintering big game herds. 

“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 area includes public lands between Highway 40 and Grand County Road 2 (Back Troublesome Road). A map showing open travel routes is available on-line at https://www.blm.gov/programs/recreation/recreation-activities/colorado/closures

Maps are also available at the Kremmling Field Office, 2103 E. Park Ave.; at information kiosks on County Road 224 near the former landfill, County Road 26 off of Highway 40, and County Road 227; and at the intersection of County Roads 22 and 25. 

The seasonal restrictions are extended in two areas of Wolford Mountain to protect nesting raptors: the Wolford Mountain Single Track closure continues through May 31 and the Muddy Creek Trail north of the Muddy Creek fishing access bridge is closed until July 31.

Over the-snow-travel by vehicles that run on tracks and/or skis are permitted when there is a minimum of 12 inches of snow and are restricted to routes marked with orange diamonds on the travel map. All other travel routes and areas on BLM lands on Wolford Mountain will be closed to all motorized use. Non-motorized travel typically will be permitted throughout the area during winter travel restrictions. Changing conditions may cause the restrictions to be modified in the Wolford area, so check for restriction updates.

To report violations or for further information regarding the Wolford Mountain area travel restrictions, please visit the Kremmling Field Office, 2103 E. Park Ave., or call 970-724-3000. 

John Stewart Managing Editor - 4x4Voice - 4x4Wire - MUIRNet.net Natural Resources Consultant - California Four Wheel Drive Association - http://www.cal4wheel.com Board of Directors - BlueRibbon Coalition http://www.sharetrails.org

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