Buffalo Pass Road to close for tree removal

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Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect accurate times of closure.

Beginning Aug. 20, the Parks Ranger District portion of the Buffalo Pass Road (U.S. Forest Road 60) will be closed to the public for removal of beetle-killed hazard trees, according to a release.

The road will be closed from 7 a.m. Mondays to 5 p.m. Fridays, and work is expected to be completed by Dec. 1, according to the release.

“I recognize the importance of not shutting down this popular route all week and have decided to keep it open on weekends and holidays,” Parks District Ranger Mike Wright was quoted as saying in the release. “While I do understand that this will still impact some hunters in the coming months, this project is needed to ensure long-term public safety.”

Also beginning Aug. 20, Forest Roads 625 and 627 are expected to be closed at their junctions with the Teal Lake Road (Forest Road 615) for hazard tree removal.

For more information about the project, call the Parks Ranger District at 970-723-8204. 

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