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Plan to head to backcountry? Check on Forest Service road closures

Call before you go

Hikers, all-terrain vehicle riders and cyclists planning an excursion in the greater Big Red Park area northeast of Columbine in the Routt National Forest, as well as closer to Steamboat Springs on Rabbit Ears Pass, are advised to call in advance to get the latest road and trail information. The Hahn’s Peak Ranger District office can be reached at 970-870-2299.

Current and pending road closures in the Routt National Forest

Buffalo Pass Road (Forest Service Road 60) is open.

These trails will remain open for the season:

■ Portions of 1101 Wyoming Trail from FSR 400 (Seedhouse Road) to FSR 44 (Diamond Park)

■ Portion of 1189 North Fork Trail from FSR 400 (Seedhouse Road) to FSR 44 (Diamond Park)

Current road and trail closures because of logging:

■ FSR 251 and associated spur roads including the 303 road series; rolling closures as work is implemented (Harrison Creek area of Rabbit Ears Pass)

■ FSR 505/520 in the Big Red Park area

■ Portions of FSR 1199 from Junction 1101 to intersection of FSR 520 near Big Red Park. This closure is in conjunction with the FSR 505/520 closure.

■ FSR 310 (summit of Buffalo Pass to Fish Creek Reservoir)

■ FSR 1156 Prospector Trail from Routt County Road 129 to the east; from Routt County Road 129 to FSR 410

Anticipated/upcoming road and trail closures*:

■ FSR 433 and 44 in the Lost Dog area north of Seedhouse Campground

■ FSR 430 (Hinman)

■ FSR 508 (Elk Horn Mountain area)

■ FSR 311 (Dumont Lake area)

■ FSR 511 (Crane Park area)

■ FSR 412/507 (Whiskey Park area)

*Some roads/trails have opened temporarily but will be re-closed in the near future.